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“The Sermon on the Mount” from the Perspective of “First-Century Culture” – GARY YAMASAKI

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November 30, 2017

At the recent Society of Biblical Literature meetings in Boston, I was invited to participate on a panel addressing the topic of “Preaching The Sermon on the Mount as Resistance Literature.” My contribution explored how the Sermon on the Mount ends up being “resistance literature” when viewed from the “perspective” of 1st-century Mediterranean culture: I… Read More ›

Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblical Narrative

This fall Fortress Press introduces its new series on Reading the Bible in the 21st Century.  Insights from Filmmaking for Analyzing Biblical Narrative by Gary Yamasaki is one of two inaugural offerings of this series. This volume develops an innovative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking, including point of view… Read More ›