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An oral reading of Romans 8:31-34

BE Shields

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 2 (2006), 664-675. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i2.169

Submitted: 22 September 2006
Published:  17 November 2006

Abstract

This article introduces the reader to the study of oral communication in primarily oral cultures and its application to biblical studies and then goes on to illustrate the value of such study by looking at Romans 8:31-34 from the vantage point of its signs of orality. Such a study should open us to new insights into texts and also lead us to helpful understandings of preaching in our own cultures.

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BE Shields, Emmanuel School of Religion

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