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Author: James Dunn

Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 7 (2009) 44–62 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/174551909X376823 Kenneth Bailey’s Th eory of Oral Tradition: Critiquing Th eodore Weeden’s Critique James D.G. Dunn Department of Theology and Religion, University of

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

One could say that Western culture is coming to the end of a phase in its history, which has been characterized by literacy and the dominance of the written texts. Technologies like telephone and radio as well as computers controlled by speech contribute to the rise of a new type of oral tradition

In: The Brill Dictionary of Religion Online
Author: Haron Daud

The article discusses Malay oral traditions and emphasizes the shamanistic aspects of these traditions. Shamans often recite mantras in the execution of their role in society. The role of the shaman, their self proclaimed knowledge, shamans and their economic activities, black magic and healthcare in Malay society are discussed, as well as the shaman’s role in Dayak ritual. Each aspect is discussed in combination with the mantra the shaman utters.

In: Wacana

Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 7 (2009) 3–43 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/174551909X376814 Kenneth Bailey’s Th eory of Oral Tradition: A Th eory Contested by Its Evidence Th eodore J. Weeden, Sr. 48 Squirrels Heath Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 USA

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Alina Tarshin

the gentilic suffix 1 attested in the oral tradition of Samaritan Aramaic. The data also includes a considerable number of forms derived from the tertiae infirmae roots that do not have the gentilic suffix but that are phonetically the same as the gentilic suffix (however, see 3.3), e.g., ‮קראי

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Malik, Aditya

The vital importance of oral traditions and their expression in various genres – both classical and folk – within Hindu religious thought and practice cannot be emphasized enough. While undoubtedly there has been a proliferation of written texts in Sanskrit and other regional languages in South

In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online
Author: A.F. Walls

PAPIAS AND ORAL TRADITION BY A. F. WALLS The frequent preoccupation of the modern reader of Papias with gospel origins has perhaps favoured the assumption that in this famous passage Papias is expressing a uniform preference for oral as against written tradition and reflecting a contemporary

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Howard Marshall

Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 6 (2008) 182–193 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/174551908X349671 A New Consensus on Oral Tradition? A Review of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses I. Howard Marshall University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Melanie Boyd

Group singing for many individuals is a compelling activity accompanied often by physical, emotional, social, intellectual and/or spiritual benefits. However, most studies demonstrating these benefits are based on singing groups that employ all, or a combination of, written lyrics, musical notation, ‘set’ parts, and performance. Another study shows that some people do not like singing, or sing only alone, owing to self-consciousness, self-judgment and/or perceived judgment by others. Because of such findings, and based on my own experience with group singing, I founded and facilitate No Wrong Notes (NWN). No Wrong Notes is nonauditioned, non-performing group singing for people of all levels of experience. Singing is a cappella. Songs are secular - chosen for meaning, sound and ease of learning. All songs are shared orally, with no use of written words or music. Emphasis is on enjoyment and freeing the voice in a supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere. In 2007, I began a workplace NWN group for women. Numerous participants have expressed perceived benefits from singing with the group. This chapter is an interpretive phenomenological analysis of the experience of one participant, Evelyn MacKenzie (name changed), from the perspective of her spiritual self.

In: Spirituality: New Reflections on Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy
Orality, Textuality, and Memory in the Scrolls from the Judean Desert
Author: Shem Miller
In Dead Sea Media Shem Miller offers a groundbreaking media criticism of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Although past studies have underappreciated the crucial roles of orality and memory in the social setting of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Miller convincingly demonstrates that oral performance, oral tradition, and oral transmission were vital components of everyday life in the communities associated with the Scrolls. In addition to being literary documents, the Dead Sea Scrolls were also records of both scribal and cultural memories, as well as oral traditions and oral performance. An examination of the Scrolls’ textuality reveals the oral and mnemonic background of several scribal practices and literary characteristics reflected in the Scrolls.