Monday, March 19, 2012

Bockmuehl on Wirkungsgeschichte

“Rightly understood as the history of the text’s effects (and not merely its ‘reception’), Wirkungsgeschichte speaks of how Scripture has interpreted us, the readers.”—Markus Bockmuehl

(“New Testament Wirkungsgeschicte and the Early Christian Appeal to Living Memory,” in Memory in the Bible and Antiquity [WUNT 212; Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2007], 343.

(If you're unfamiliar with Wirkungsgeschichte, there's a definition here. Just search for the word).

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