Rhetoric at the Boundaries
The Art and Theology of New Testament Chain-Link Transitions
By (author) Bruce W. Longenecker
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Rhetoric at the Boundaries by Bruce W. Longenecker
Book DescriptionBruce W Longenecker explores the way in which New Testament authors used an ancient rhetorical device to effect smooth transitions, both large and small. His study demonstrates how recognition of this rhetorical technique proves decisive for New Testament interpretation. Longenecker accomplishes this by examining the evidence for chain-link interlocks in a variety of ancient sources, including the Hebrew scriptures, Jewish and Roman authors of the Graeco-Roman world, and the Graeco-Roman rhetoricians. He then applies the results of the survey to fifteen problematic passages of the New Testament. In each case, Longenecker establishes the presence of chain-link interlock and highlights the structural, literary, and theological significance of the rhetorical device for New Testament interpretation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781932792249
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Bruce W. Longenecker
Bruce W. Longenecker is Professor of Religion and W. W. Melton Chair at Baylor University.
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