Oral Tradition and the New Testament Paperback

A Guide for the Perplexed

by Rafael Rodriguez;

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Oral Tradition and the New Testament

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The last three decades have seen an explosion of biblical scholarship on the presence and consequences of the oral expression of tradition among Jesus' followers, especially in the earliest decades of the Common Era. There is a wealth of scholarship focused on 'orality'. This scholarship is, however, abstract and technical almost by definition, and to date no introductory discussion exists that can introduce a new generation of biblical students to the issues being discussed at higher levels of scholarship. Rafael Rodriguez address this gap. Rodriguez adopts a fourfold structure to cover the topic, beginning with basic essentials for further discussion of oral-tradition research and definitions of key terms (the 'what'). He then moves on to discuss the key players in this area (the 'who') before examining the methods involved in oral-tradition research among New Testament scholars (the 'how'). Finally Rodriguez provides examples of the ways in which oral-tradition research can bring texts into clearer focus (the 'why'). The result is a comprehensive introduction to this key area in New Testament studies.

Oral Tradition and the New Testament by Rafael Rodriguez was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in December 2013. The ISBN for Oral Tradition and the New Testament is 9780567626004.

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Details for Oral Tradition and the New Testament

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (December 2013)
Number of Pages184
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4074567
Page last updated 7th May 2016
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