Memory, collective memory, orality and the gospels

Show simple item record Duling, Dennis C. 2011-06-21T08:43:35Z 2011-06-21T08:43:35Z 2011-06
dc.description.abstract This article first explores individual memory as understood from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern-day neurology and psychology. The perspective is correlated with collective memory theory in the works of Halbwachs, Connerton, Gillis, Fentress and Wickham, Olick, Schwartz, Jan and Alida Assmann and Kirk and Thatcher. The relevance of ‘orality’ is highlighted in Kelber’s works, as well as in oral poetry performance by illiterate Yugoslavian bards, as discussed in studies by Parry, Lord and Havelock. Kelber’s challenge of Bultmann’s theory of oral tradition in the gospels is also covered. The article concludes with observations and reflections, opting for a position of moderate−to−strong constructionism. en
dc.identifier.citation Duling, D.C., 2011, ‘Memory, collective memory, orality and the gospels’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(1), Art. #915, 11 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.915 [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v67i1.915
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2011. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Gospels en
dc.subject.lcsh Memory -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Collective memory en
dc.subject.lcsh Orality en
dc.subject.lcsh Oral tradition en
dc.title Memory, collective memory, orality and the gospels en
dc.type Article en

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