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Reading Acts: The Lector and the Early Christian Audience (Biblical Interpretation Series)

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William Shiell proposes that the book of Acts was performed orally by a lector in the early church following Greco-Roman rhetorical conventions for recitation and delivery rather than directly read by an audience that was minimally literate. Shiell's study outlines the function of the lector in Greco-Roman times as a filter through which an audience would receive a text. He describes the conventions for performers' gestures, facial expressions, and vocal inflections found in material from Greco-Roman literature and art that are mirrored in the book of Acts. He examines how a reading of Acts in this light can fill interpretive gaps left by literary and rhetorical-critical studies that focus on the reading rather than the hearing of biblical texts.

Product Specifications

Author
William Shiell
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780391042162
EANList
  • 9780391042162
ISBN
0391042165
ItemDimensions
  • 936 hundredths-inches
  • 620 hundredths-inches
  • 134 Hundredths Pounds
  • 77 hundredths-inches
Label
Brill
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Brill
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
234
PackageDimensions
  • 80 hundredths-inches
  • 920 hundredths-inches
  • 125 Hundredths Pounds
  • 620 hundredths-inches
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2004-08-01
Publisher
Brill
Studio
Brill
Title
Reading Acts: The Lector and the Early Christian Audience (Biblical Interpretation Series)
isbn-13-20
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