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Jesus in Memory: Traditions in Oral and Scribal Perspectives
Byrskog, Samuel and Werner H. Kelber, editors

Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2009 pp. 291. $49.95


Description: Few scholars have influenced New Testament scholarship in the areas of orality, memory, and tradition more profoundly than Birger Gerhardsson. Today, as these topics have again become important in biblical scholarship, his pioneering work takes on a new light. Though the esteemed contributors may differ on issues in the burgeoning study, they have all enthusiastically taken on the dual task of evaluating Gerhardssons contribution anew and bringing his insights up to date within the current debate. Additional contributors are Loveday Alexander (University of Sheffield), David E. Aune (University of Notre Dame), Martin S. Jaffee (University of Washington), Alan Kirk (James Madison University), Terence Mournet (North American Baptist Seminary), and Christopher Tuckett (University of Oxford/Pembroke College).

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature

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Review by Stephan Witetschek
Published 2/19/2011
Citation: Stephan Witetschek, review of Werner H. Kelber and Samuel Byrskog, eds., Jesus in Memory: Traditions in Oral and Scribal Perspectives, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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