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Biblical Performance Criticism

Resources & Research The Rev'd Dr Jeanette Mathews Resources & Research

Can Scripture be a performance?

“Biblical Performance Criticism focuses not just on what is being said but how it is being said. It reminds us of the centrality of the audience. In our modern text-based culture with readily available multiple-translation access to the Bible, we sometimes forget that Scripture has closer affinity with ancient epic poems than modern history and literature,” says The Rev’d Dr Jeanette Mathews