The sounds of a living tradition

A performance by Tracy Radosevic and interview


Because Bible stories were initially communicated orally -- with breath, sound and movement -- the sounds of the story still matter today, said storyteller Tracy Radosevic. Asking questions such as “Who was the audience?” and “What was going on socially, politically and economically?” when the story wasfirst told allows the current meaning of the story to express itself through the teller, she said.

Radosevic is currently the dean of the Academy for Biblical Storytelling. After earning a master’s degree in religious education at Duke Divinity School, Radosevic worked as director of Christian education at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, N.C. She later earned a master’s degree in storytelling from East Tennessee State University.

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