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Kelber, Werner H.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 132 publications in 4 languages and 6,868 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Translator, wpr
Classifications: BS2585.2, 225.663
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Werner H Kelber
The oral and the written Gospel : the hermeneutics of speaking and writing in the synoptic tradition, Mark, Paul, and Q by Werner H Kelber( )

30 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and French and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spoken words process knowledge differently from writing. What happens when speech turns into text? In reappraising literary scholars' propensity to trace Jesus' sayings back to the assumed original version, the author argues that in the oral medium each rendition of a saying is the original. Orality works with multiple originals, rather than with single originality. In what may be the most extraordinary thesis of the book, Kelber argues that the written gospel is related less by evolutionary progression than by contradiction to what preceded it." --Book Jacket
Imprints, voiceprints, and footprints of memory : collected essays of Werner H. Kelber by Werner H Kelber( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen essays refocus New Testament studies from the predominantly literary and source-critical model toward an oral, scribal, memorial, performative model, placing the New Testament into the context of ancient communications media and exposing the print mentality dominating professional study of the ancient texts
The kingdom in Mark : a new place and a new time by Werner H Kelber( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark's story of Jesus by Werner H Kelber( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary objective of this book is an interpretative retelling of Mark's story of the life and death of Jesus. Mark's Gospel is viewed as a dramatically plotted journey of Jesus. Mark invites the reader to follow Jesus on His travels, unexpected experiences and crises. The reader who follows Jesus' journey to the end will be shown a way out of the crisis
The Passion in Mark : studies on Mark 14-16( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of coherence : introducing Marcel Jousse's anthropology of mimism by E. R Sienaert( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Jousse's anthropology of mimism is a plea for a change of civilization. Our present-day Western civilization has decomposed the human being into a mind-soul-spirit and a body, put writing as the apex of this human's expression, and set this human as the conqueror of his world. Jousse pleads for a threefold re-composition: a human compound, expressing himself as a whole, and in exchange with a cosmos that he mimes and infuses with consciousness. What is needed is an evolution, neither progressive nor regressive, but an evolution in depth, reconnecting the new with the old--in short, coherence
The Jesus controversy : perspectives in conflict by John Dominic Crossan( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current controversy over the historical Jesus and his sginificance for both scholarship and religious belief continues to rage inside and outside the academy. In this volume, three distinguished New Testament scholars debate the historical, textual, and theological problems at the core of the controversy."--Jacket
Performing the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus in memory : traditions in oral and scribal perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Gerhardsson's 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)
Oral-scribal dimensions of scripture, piety, and practice : Judaism, Christianity, Islam by Werner H Kelber( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2008 a conference was convened at Rice University that brought together experts in the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The papers discussed at the conference are presented here, revised and updated. The thirteen contributions comprise the keynote address by John Miles Foley; three essays on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible; three on the New Testament; three on the Qur'an; and two summarizing pieces, by the Africanist Ruth Finnegan and the Islamicist William Graham respectively. The central thesis of the book states that sacred Scripture was experienced by the three faiths less as a text contained between two covers and a literary genre, and far more as an oral phenomenon. In developing the performative, recitative aspects of the three religions, the authors directly or by implication challenge their distinctly textual identities. Instead of viewing the three faiths as quintessential religions of the book, these writers argue that the religions have been and continue to be appropriated not only as written but also very much as oral authorities, with the two media interpenetrating and mutually influencing each other in myriad ways. -- back cover
Epiphany by C. FitzSimons Allison( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark : essays dedicated to Werner Kelber( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridges in New Testament interpretation : interdisciplinary advances( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors survey the "state of the question" on specific issues in New Testament interpretation where interdisciplinary methods have played important roles: socioeconomic realities, communication media, the role of scribes and of social memory, orality and literacy, people's history and the study of peasant resistance
Kingdom and parousia in the Gospel of Mark by Werner H Kelber( )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprints. collected essays of Werner H. Kelber by Werner H Kelber( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral and the Written Gospel: The Hermeneutics of Speaking and Writing in the Synoptic Tradition, Mark, Paul, and Q (Voices in performance and text) by Werner H Kelber( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La tradition orale écrite by Werner H Kelber( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Judaism, Christianity, and the ordeal of remembering by Werner H Kelber( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From Homer to the Internet : what can we learn from history about changes in information technology? by Anthony Gorry( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looking at transformations in communication technology in Western history -- orality and the alphabetic revolution, chirographic culture and the invention of the letterpress, the Reformation and Luther's vernacular Bible, the typographical standardization of language and the behavior of computer programs, how virtual community accelerates tribalism -- discovers a growing technologizing of word and picture through time
Sex in Christianity and psychoanalysis by William Graham Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book is important above all because of the large amount of historical material of past Christian and contemporary thinking presented by the author. The historical element, however, is not an end in itself but it is used in order to illustrate the present-day situation, which is strongly influenced by the psychoanalytic movement. The confrontation of Christian and psychanalytic thinking is the most interesting part of this book which is written in an excellent style." [Paul Tillich]
 
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Mark's story of Jesus
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Mark's story of JesusThe Jesus controversy : perspectives in conflictPerforming the Gospel : orality, memory, and MarkJesus in memory : traditions in oral and scribal perspectivesPerforming the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark : essays dedicated to Werner Kelber
Alternative Names
Kelber, Werner

Kelber, Werner 1935-

Languages
English (111)

French (13)

Korean (2)

German (1)