December started off with good news: The Messiah of Peace will be featured on Bill Tammeus’ “Faith Matters” blog on Thursday, December 3. Bill is the former Faith section columnist for The Kansas City Star and past president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. The Messiah of Peace is Tom’s recently published performance criticism commentary on Jesus’ passion and resurrection story according to Mark. Click here to read the feature on The Messiah of Peace
One of the first detailed commentaries to use the emerging interpretive paradigm of performance criticism. It is accompanied by video recordings of live tellings in both English and Greek.
This website has recordings of Mark’s passion-resurrection narrative in English and in Greek that are correlated with the stories in the commentary. The * symbol after chapter and story headings indicates corresponding recordings on this website.
What emerges from listening to Mark’s story as a performance is very different than what emerges from reading it as a text. This commentary and its accompanying videos will shed light on those differences.