Storylistener Subjectivity in Response to Mark's Passion-Resurrection Narrative
Amid a three-decade resurgence of interest in storytelling throughout theUSA, a network of storytellers has attempted to recapture the ancient practice of narrating the stories of the formative events and founding parents of the Judeo-Christian religion. This study employed Q methodology to explore how listeners respond subjectively to a storytelling presentation of a biblical narrative. Two types of storylistener were found, both reporting imaginative and other kinds of cognitive response. One type also described emotional involvement in, and the other critical detachment from, the story event.