B 91 Performing Scripture (2019)


All the texts that make up our Bible come from cultures that were primarily oral, rather than employing written communication. That means that these texts were most often heard rather than read, and understanding both the texts and ancient rhetorical practice help us see the drama with which they were performed. 

This careful guide explores the implications of this, and shows how we can recapture in the local church the dynamism with which these texts were originally communicated.

Extra resources for this book: Images, Ephesians example, Jonah example, Lord's Prayer example.


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Author: David Seal

David Seal teaches Bible at Cornerstone University. He has recently authored ‘Prayer as Divine Experience in 4 Ezra and John’s Apocalypse: Emotions, Empathy, and Engagement with God,’ published by Hamilton Books. He is married to Melanie and they have three children, Tyler, Abby and Brody.

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Author: Michael Partridge

Michael Partridge holds degrees from Dordt College and Michigan State University. He has taught courses and directed theatre productions for students and adults. He is also a facilitator for training Scripture readers for South Church. He is married to Julie and they have two children, Samantha and Alden.

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