»With poseable arms & gliding action!«. Jesus-Actionfiguren und die transmediale Storyworld des Neuen Testaments

Autoren: Theresa Schmidtke, Martin Stobbe
[erschienen in: IMAGE 20 Themenheft (Juli 2014)]

The article aims to outline the narrative universe of the New Testament as a transmedial storyworld in a diachronical perspective to ask in a second step how exactly this universe is actualized and adapted in contemporary culture. For this purpose it focuses on Jesus action figures, a category of artifacts related to the New Testament that has not been studied yet. The article suggests that these action figures should be seen as interactive media, which must be understood as satellites in the overall structure of the corresponding storyworld.