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Oral Tradition and the New Testament: A Guide for the Perplexed
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Oral Tradition and the New Testament: A Guide for the Perplexed


Bloomsbury 2014

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The last three decades have seen an explosion of biblical scholarship on the presence and consequences of the oral expression of tradition among Jesus’ followers, especially in the earliest decades of the Common Era. However, this scholarship is abstract and technical and, to date, no introductory discussion exists to introduce students to these complex issues being discussed at higher levels of scholarship. Rafael Rodriguez fills that gap in this helpful volume.

Rodriguez adopts a fourfold structure to cover the topic. He begins with the essential elements of oral-tradition research and defines key terms. Next, he discusses the key players in the field. Then, he examines the methods involved in oral-tradition research among New Testament scholars. Finally, Rodriguez provides examples of the ways in which oral-tradition research can bring texts into clearer focus. The result is a comprehensive introduction to this key area in New Testament studies.

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Key Features

  • Explores the essential elements of oral-tradition
  • Discusses the key players in the field of oral-tradition and biblical scholarship
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of oral-tradition

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About Rafael Rodríguez

Rafael Rodríguez is associate professor of New Testament at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN. He received his PhD from the University of Sheffield.