Item description for Whoever Hears You Hears Me: Prophets, Performance, and Tradition in Q by Richard A. Horsley & Jonathan a. Draper...
Overview This book challenges New Testament students to engage in a fresh analysis of Q.
Publishers Description Here is a challenge to New Testament scholars to engage in a fresh analysis of Q. The authors argue that recent American study of Q has been dominated by those trained in form-criticism and oriented to Hellenistic rather than Judean culture, resulting in the extreme atomization of the Q sayings and reconstructions of Jesus and his first followers as Cynics, and in the de-politicization and de-judaization of the Q materials and Jesus. Also determinative of the current situation has been the assumption in New Testament studies of textuality, of an ethos of written communication and of textual models for analysis. However, as is recently becoming clear from studies of oral and written communication, the communication situation of Jesus and his first followers was almost certainly oral. Horsley and Draper therefore contend that it is time the interpretation of Q took seriously the oral communication environment in which this material developed and continued before Matthew and Luke incorporated it into their Gospels. This book, then, applies approaches to oral-derived literature from oral theorists, socio-linguistics, ethnopoetics, and the ethnography of speaking to the Q materials. The result is a developing theory of oral performance that generates meaning as symbols articulated in the appropriate performance situation resonate with the cultural tradition in which the hearers are grounded. Richard A. Horsley is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Jonathan A. Draper teaches at the University of Natal, South Africa.
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Trinity Press International
ISBN 1563382725 ISBN13 9781563382727
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More About Richard A. Horsley & Jonathan a. Draper
Richard A. Horlsey is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Galilee: History, Politics, People; Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis; and editor of Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society, all published by Trinity Press. Jonathan A. Draper is Professor of New Testament in the School of Theology at the University of Natal.