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Mark's Written Gospel, Orality-Aurality, And Memory

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Since the Gospel of Mark is in the form of a written document, in order to know the communicative nature of the Gospel, a closer examination is necessary of the relationship of orality and literacy and the use of written documents in antiquity. This chapter tests the statement that the Gospel of Mark is an oral-aural narrative intended to be stored in and remembered from memory. It begins by surveying the communicative environments of Mark's written Gospel, clarifying the relationship of the writtenness and orality-aurality of Mark's Gospel. Then, the chapter surveys how human memory played a vital role in that environment.

Keywords: ancient written texts; early Christian works; Gospel of Mark; human memory; orality-aurality; rhetorical culture



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