The following people have identified themselves as doing research or performance related to Biblical Performance Criticism.

Biblical Performance Criticism has 177 registered members
TMCLloamagei
University of Toronto

Note: I have a visual impairment and will get help to complete this section this coming week.

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kqueller
University of Idaho, Depts. of English and Foreign Languages
I'm interested in the interaction of orality and literacy in the gospel of Mark.  David Rhoads stunning performance of the gospel (among other things) convinces me of the importance of understanding Mark as oral performance.  At the same time, my own work on Markan inter- and intratextuality (among other things) convinces me that the text is very intricately scripted, with hardly a word left to chance.  (See Kurt Queller, "'Stretch out your hand': Echo and metalepsis in Mark's Sabbath healing controversy," JBL, Dec. 2010.)  I am also interested in being apprised of particular performances recorded in electronic form, as these become available.
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rramsaran
Emmanuel Christian Seminary
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drhoads
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Recently, Dr. Rhoads presented a workshop on preaching the Gospel of Mark Monday, Nov. 10 at the McCormick Seminary's first annual Brawley Lectures.  He focused on the experience of the Gospel as an aural event; talking about the power of the Scripture performed, leading participants in some memorization and performance of the gospel themselves and even treating the audience to his own performance of the first 15 minutes of the gospel.

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ra_rodr
Johnson University
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ComedyCollar57
late of Oxford (Ripon College, Cuddesdon), Warwick University and St Andrews

The comedy of the Gospels, use of gospel material in stand-up and in preaching. Interested in how films portray Jesus. I run comedy workshops and preach regulalry using comiedic aspects.

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julj
Network of Biblical Storytellers Int'l

Need to keep abreast of scholarly thoughts on the subject.  Such information will improve the workshops and lectures I give on how biblical stories should be researched, expressed from the heart and taught. 

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prugejones
Texas Lutheran University

NT studies, especially Gospel of Mark; performance of NT compositions; Performance Criticism and elements of such interpretation, Performance as a pedagogical strategy, ethical issues in Performance.

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fishing.pastor
Freedom Lutheran Worshipping Community
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bbscott
Phillips Theological Seminary

Bernard Scott has written or co-written nine books, including the widely read Hear Then the Parables (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1989), Re-Imagining the World: An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus (Santa Rosa: Polebridge Press, 2001), Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1994), and Reading New Testament Greek (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993), co-authored with his former PTS students Margaret Dean, Kristen Sparks, and Francis LaZar. Among his current projects is a study of sound mapping, focusing on sound as the communication environment of the ancient world.

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stevescottcana
Christian Artists Networking Association

60s/70s art school background. exposure to performance art. exposure to other cultures. Recent Grad degree from Fuller. Interest in artists/artisans as unacknowledged and under resourced theologians for a 21st Century facing three major shifts

a: back to a secondary oral/visual culture

b:large scale attrition from  the `Christendom' print model (or print logic) approach to Christian description.

C: Growth of the majority world church. most of the Christians, artists, theologians and bible interpreters now live somewhere else....many (but not stereotypically so) in parts of the world (albeit urbanized, often..)where `oral/scribal' distinctions, art/life distinctions (etc) are configured differently than we might remember them.....

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lseaman
Seattle, WA

I am a sometime teacher of NT, whose main interest was gospel narrative, especially Mark.

In semi-retirement, I remain engaged in the interpretation and presentation of Mark as a dramatic performance narrative.

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SeitzBrown
ELCA

I am a pastor. The Bible is our script. It needs to be performed. I've performed the passion narratives of Mark, Luke and Jonah. I have a performed version of Jonah on YouTube I hope to improve as a performer up to my last breath. My interpretation is that Jesus is the living Word, the One who teaches us how to read and perform the Bible

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bshiell
First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Florida

Oral delivery, performance, memory, ancient rhetoric, formation of communities

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wshiner
George Mason University

Professor Shiner's research interests include biblical studies/New Testament and Christian origin, early Christian thought and world religions. He is the author of Follow Me! Disciples in Markan Rhetoric. Scholars Press, Atlanta, GA. and Proclaiming the Gospel, First Century Performance of Mark. Trinity Press International, Harrisburg, PA.

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Butterworth9
UCC

Since 2013 I have performed in churches as "Enock the Shepherd" with various biblical scenarios.  I am interested in discussing a variety of issues surrounding creativity, drama, interiorization, allegiance to the biblical text, and delivery.

I also as a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, have a great interest in enhancing the public performance/telling of scripture.

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stevesimmons
Moravian Theological Seminary
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cskinner
Mount Olive College
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easorum
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I am interested in what PC might suggest in terms of hermeneutics and missiology.
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aspencer
Drew Theological School

Its intersections with orality theories within NT criticism.

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ekstenson
Nursing Home & Sunday Preaching
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estern
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Dr. Stern's current research focuses on the transmission and reception of biblical texts in early Jewish settings. She is particularly interested in the ways in which the torah that is transmitted by rabbis and teachers, and received by Jewish audiences, is and always has been far more expansive and variegated than the written texts themselves.

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msteussy
Christian Theological Seminary

My interest in performance criticism has developed at the intersection of a prior specialization in literary approaches to the Hebrew Bible, a knack for verbatim performance of biblical stories (in English and sometimes in Hebrew), a fascination with "difficult" stories, and a strong desire to get students (and others who interact with the Bible) to respond humanly to it rather than retreating into the extraction of "lessons."  I have been involved with the Network of Biblical Storytellers' Seminar group from its inception, and to a lesser extent with the BAMM group.  At the moment, I am especially interested in how the "authority" of the Bible changes character when stories are told informally in communal settings (which allow accenting according to group histories and inside jokes, and open reaction and response) rather than told "at" an audience in formal settings where there is a clear distinction between performer and audience.  Although I often do verbatim biblical storytelling, I find myself increasingly balancing it with ancient and modern midrashim that give neglected characters voice and that challenge commonly accepted interpretations (do we REALLY admire Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son?).

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andysum
Newman University

I am undertaking a MRes project on the nature of an early church reading event. Specifically I am researching the function of authority into the group setting from the perspective of authorial compositon (including the use of scripture in NT writings), the role of the reader/deliverer of the text and the interaction with the hearers/users of the text.

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jsundersingh
United Bible Societies - Asia Pacific

Dr. Julian Sundersingh's training and work experience, over the past three decades, have been in the field of Christian communication using media. His Ph.D. dissertation (1999) was in the area of communicating biblical Scriptures to non-literates in appropriate media formats. He developed a conceptual framework in this study taking into account the available knowledge on orality and spoken language.

He is presently helping the Bible Societies in the Asia Pacific Area develop appropriate Scripture materials in audio and video formats. He is the coordinator for a Literacy Symposium to be held in April 2009 for the benefit of several Bible Societies on a global level.

He also teaches research and helps the Bible Societies with their research projects.

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rswanson
Augustana College

If the gospels are sheet music, recorded cues for embodied performance, what happens when you perform them and don't just read them silently? For the past several years, I have been working with a team of actors to answer that question. I am presently at work on Provoking the Gospel of John: A Storyteller's Commentary, for the Pilgrim Press.

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jcolinsykes
Bethel

Would like to pursue a PhD that combines historical, narrative, and performance criticism on the Gospel of Mark.

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Symes66
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I work on the textual tarnsmission and reception of performance practices in medieval Europe and Byzantium -- not only the performance of drama,liturgy,music,poetry,narrative but also of legal, social, political transactions.  I have also published widely on the transmission/reception of ancient drama.

I trained for the theatre at the Bristol Old Vicand am a member of Actors' Equity.

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TedeNillhenda
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tthatcher
Cincinnati Christian University

Orality, Social Memory

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