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Neufeld, Dietmar

Overview
Works: 13 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 2,618 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Dietmar Neufeld
The social sciences and biblical translation by Dietmar Neufeld( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a whole, this work shows the importance of making use of the insights of cultural anthropology in an age of ever-increasing manipulation of the biblical text."--Jacket
Understanding the social world of the New Testament by Dietmar Neufeld( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament is a book of great significance in Western culture yet is often inaccessible to students because the modern world differs so significantly from the ancient Mediterranean one in which it was written. Here, the authors develop interpretative models for understanding such values as collectivism and kinship
Reconceiving texts as speech acts : an analysis of I John by Dietmar Neufeld( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mockery and secretism in the social world of Mark's gospel by Dietmar Neufeld( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dietmar Nuefeld shows how the author of Mark situates his gospel in the rich social dynamic of mockery, honour and dishonour, and within a culture of visibility and debilitating shame. Neufeld maintains that in order for audiences to witness and evaluate Jesus' activities, Mark deliberately thrust Jesus into the limelight of public exposure. In the glare of publicity he was tested, probed, challenged and jeered at by sceptical listeners and yet found to be a wise teacher, powerful exorcist and healer, and immune to the worst of the accusations levelled at him. Neufeld also contends that the messianic secrecy motif does not give adequate answer to Mark's craft as storyteller. Neufeld thus investigates the author of Mark's preoccupation with 'secrecy, ' showing that his disposition to secrecy heightens when the dangers of scorn and ridicule from crowds or person became pressing concerns ... In short, the so-called secrecy motif is shown to be deployed for specific, strategic reasons that differ from those that have been traditionally advanced"--
Not sparing the child : human sacrifice in the ancient world and beyond : studies in honor of Professor Paul G. Mosca by Vita Daphna Arbel( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of human sacrifice in the ancient Mediterranean world and its implications continue to be topics that fire the popular imagination and engender scholarly discussion and controversy. This volume provides balanced and judicious treatments of the various facets of these topics from a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective. It provides nuanced examinations of ancient ritual, exploring the various meanings that human sacrifice held for antiquity, and examines its varied repercussions up into the modern world. The book explores evidence to shed new light on the origins of the rite, to whom these sacrifices were offered, and by whom they were performed. It presents fresh insights into the social and religious meanings of this practice in its varied biblical landscape and ancient contexts, and demonstrates how human sacrifice has captured the imagination of later writers who have employed it in diverse cultural and theological discourses to convey their own views and ideologies. It provides valuable perspectives for understanding key cultural, theological and ideological dimensions, such as the sacrifice of Christ, scapegoating, self-sacrifice and martyrdom in post-biblical and modern times"--
--And so they went out : the lives of Adam and Eve as cultural transformative story by Daphna Arbel( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Para entender el mundo social del Nuevo Testamento by Richard E DeMaris( )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament is a book of great significance in Western culture yet is often inaccessible to students because the modern world differs so significantly from the ancient Mediterranean one in which it was written. Here, the authors develop interpretative models for understanding such values as collectivism and kinship
Reconceiving texts as speech acts : an analysis of the first Epistle of John by Dietmar Neufeld( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dissertation reexamines the assumption that regards the language of a text to be primarily discursive and propositional, signifying the antecedents to its real world, whether real or hypothetical. It will be argued that such an assumption reduces the meaning of the text to the nexus of its historical relationships. A methodological reconsideration sets out to reconceive the text of I John as a function of language, i.e., a communicative event encapsulating a series of speech acts which constitute the subjectivity of both writer and reader/hearer and which make truth claims about the world and about God though scarcely in propositional form. Important to this re-evaluation is J. L. Austin's fundamental observation that linguistic sequences rather than describing actions, are themselves action where an appropriate circumstance and linguistic convention delimit the potential speech acts possible within the limits of certain speech act circumstances. In addition, Jacques Derrida's significant conclusion that the act of writing is constitutive of the writing subject is linked with Donald Evan's realization of the self-involving character of religious language in which speech acts of the commissive, expressive, representative, and directive types and their implicature play a primary role in making explicit intention and attitude." --
Social sciences and the New Testament by Dietmar Neufeld( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social sciences and biblical translation( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating, ecstasy, and exorcism (Mark 3: 21) by Dietmar Neufeld( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To abstain from food suggested to some that the non-consumer was a magician. Magicians, however, were regarded with a great deal of ambivalence and uncertainty, sometimes perceived as sorcerers. Jesus abstained from food perhaps for reason of purgation and purification, perhaps to bring on visions, but the ambivalence evoked by his non-consumption was exploited by the religious elite to impugn his honor. They accused him of sorcery and marked him as a deviant
Understanding the social world of the New Testament( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rhetoric of body, clothing and identity in the Vita and Genesis by Dietmar Neufeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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