A Series from Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Press
In 2008, Wipf and Stock Publishers supported the pioneering work of biblical scholars with the inauguration of a series of volumes on Biblical Performance Criticism. In just five years, they have published ten volumes by outstanding scholars, with more scheduled to appear each year. David Rhoads has been the editor of the series, now joined by Holly Hearon and Kelly Iverson.
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The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media: Story and Performance, edited by Holly E. Hearon and Philip Ruge-Jones, Texas Lutheran University (2009)
This collection of essays by outstanding scholars provides an excellent introduction to biblical performance criticism for students and scholars alike.
From Orality to Orality: A New Paradigm for Contextual Translation of the Bible, James A. Maxey, The Nida Institute of the American Bible Society (2009)
Based on his own field research in Cameroon, Maxey proposes a highly original model for translation that takes account of orality both in the original and in the contemporary contexts.
The Case for Mark Composed in Performance, Antoinette Clark Wire, San Francisco Theological Seminary (2011)
This remarkable book lays out a scenario for the Gospel of Mark composed by a series of performers and generated by women in the early church.
Oral Tradition in Ancient Israel, Robert D. Miller II, O.F.S., Catholic University of America (2011)
This book provides a comprehensive study of “oral tradition” in ancient Israel and the traces of it in the narrative books of the Hebrew Bible.
Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity, Peter J. J. Botha, University of South Africa in Pretoria (2012)
Botha’s clear and carefully crafted essays covering a wide range of subjects represent some of the best work in the field on the complex relationships between the orality and literacy.
Translating Scripture for Sound and Performance: New Directions in Biblical Studies, edited by James A. Maxey, The Nida Institute of the American Bible Society, and Ernst R. Wendland, Lusaka Lutheran Seminary in Zambia (2012)
This cutting-edge collection of studies challenges assumptions of traditional translation practices and offers innovative proposals for exegesis and translation in a variety of world contexts.
Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible: Studies on the Media Texture of the New Testament—Explorative Hermeneutics, J. A. Loubser, South Africa (2013)
Ground-breaking studies on many aspects of the oral and written dynamics of the Bible, with illustrative essays on various writings of the New Testament.
Text and Tradition in Performance and Writing, Richard A. Horsley, University of Massachusetts (2013)
The author bring together a series of pioneering studies on Old Testament traditions, Ben Sira, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Q document, and the Gospel of Mark.
The Oral Ethos of the Early Church: Speaking, Writing, and the Gospel of Mark, Joanna Dewey, Episcopal Divinity School (2013)
This is a highly readable collection from one of the leading voices in ancient media, with essays on Paul, the Gospel of John, the Gospel of Mark, and the role of women in storytelling.
This collection of essays by leading scholars demonstrate that an appreciation of performance yields fresh insights into the narrative readings of the Gospels.
The Passion Narrative in Mark: A Performance Commentary, Thomas E. Boomershine, United Theological seminary (Forthcoming, 2015)
This highly innovative work offers a first-ever performance commentary on biblical narrative, correlated with video performances of the passion narrative of Mark in Greek and English.