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

Biblical Performance Criticism has 189 registered members
oksiWab
Virginia Tech
Рыбалка, Охота
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Olgapreva
828658
Soccer
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donnapaulsen
Cedarville University

I was first introduced to the art of oral interpretation during my undergraduate studies at Cedarville University. At some point it 'just clicked' for me, that if I approached Scripture as a performer, seeking to understand the perspectives of the narrator, characters or audience, I could gain new insights into the text. I knew that part of my calling would be to bring the Bible to life through the art of dramatic storytelling. 

I founded Soul Hope Ministries in 2016 with the goal of helping people connect to God's Word through Scripture Performance. Through the various platforms of my ministry I endeavor to provide opportunities for religious spectators to become active participants who mentally and emotionally engage with Scripture.

Soul Hope Ministries has four distinct platforms. They are: Scripture Presentations, Women's Ministry, Youth Drama and Scripture Videos.

Performer
PPerry
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Peter studies historical rhetoric, especially in regards to emotion, arrangement, memorization, and delivery. He performs Genesis 1:1-2:4a, the Sermon on the Mount, and the book of Revelation

Academic, Performer
rperson
Ohio Northern University
  • Using conversation analysis as a tool to interpret literary texts, especially the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
  • Using the Parry-Lord approach to oral traditions to understand the Bible
  • Using text criticism as a control for understanding the editorial history of biblical texts, especially in the  Deuteronomic History (Deuteronomy - Kings).
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rpickett
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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pocket knife
Clemson University
Coffee and conversation
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Joe Potter
Oak Hill Theological College

I intend to interact with performance criticism in my MTh dissertation over the coming year (2013-2014)

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BillPowell
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I came to performance criticism by way of Scripture memorization. After combining visual mnemonics like the loci technique with the more contemporary review technique of spaced repetition, I discovered a whole new (old) kind of mnemonic -- orality! I'm fascinated by the current rediscovery of the orality of scripture, and without Marcel Jousse's "recititave" style of trying to find the old poetic, verse style of the Gospels, I doubt my memorization could have gotten very far. As it is, I've memorized the Gospel of Mark, and can identify any verse by its chapter and number. I'm excited to learn more from other memorizers, and the addititional insights from those who perform.
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TMCLloamagei
University of Toronto

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

Academic, Performer
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.

Academic, Performer
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.

Academic, Performer
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. 

Academic
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.

Academic, Performer
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.....

Academic, Performer
ScottWrAcy
UNC Greensboro
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Dseal
Cornerstone University

My interest in PC focuses on the emotional impact of the spoken word on the orignal audience. 

Academic
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.

Academic, Performer
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

Performer
bshiell
First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Florida

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

Academic, Performer
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.

Academic, Performer
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.

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