1. Introduction 2. Seeing Sounds and Hearing Patterns 3. Seeing What We Can Hear 4. Hearing What We Cannot See 5. What We Have Seen and Heard
The first sustained investigation of the oral patterning of 1 John 1:1-4, examining underlying design and organization.
Jeffrey E. Brickle is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Urshan Graduate School of Theology in Florissant, Missouri
Brickle's monograph is a welcome addition to the burgeoning fields of orality, aurality, and performance criticism. Brickle himself concedes that aural patterning and sound mapping are not exegetical methodologies to be employed in and of themselves, but rather are tools the interpreter has to investigate the texts performative nature. In this way his systematic exploration of the text at the lexical level is an important advancement in the field. -- Nick Elder, The Iliff School of Theology, US * Theological Book Review *