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Rhetoric and reality in early Christianities

Author: Willi Braun; Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005.
Series: Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores questions about persuasion and its relationship to early Christianities. The essays cover a wide chronological range and diverse topical examples.

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These essays explore questions about persuasion and its relationship to early Christianities. The contributors theorize about persuasion as the effect of verbal performances, such as argumentation in accordance with rules of rhetoric, or as a result of other types of performance: ritual, behavioural, or imagistic.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willi Braun; Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
ISBN: 0889204624 9780889204621
OCLC Number: 61526327
Description: xi, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rhetoric, rhetoricality, and discourse performances / Willi Braun --
The rhetoric of social construction: language and society in the Gospel of Thomas / William E. Arnal --
Melito of Sardis, the second sophistic, and "Israel" / Laurence Broadhurst --
Early Christian heroes and Lukan narrative: Stephen and the Hellenists in ancient historiographical perspective / Todd Penner --
Can Nympha rule this house? The rhetoric of domesticity in Colossians / Margaret Y. MacDonald --
"Raised from the dung": hagiography, liberation, and the social subversiveness of early Medieval Christianity / John Kitchen --
Philosophical counsel versus customary lament in fourth-century Christian responses to death / Theodore S. de Bruyn --
Performativity, narrativity, and cognition: "demythologizing" the Roman cult of Mithras / Luther H. Martin --
Feeling persuaded: Christianization as social formation / Chad Kile.
Series Title: Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 16.
Responsibility: Willi Braun, editor.

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Explores questions about persuasion and its relationship to early Christianities. The essays cover a wide chronological range and diverse topical examples.

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These essays explore questions about persuasion and its relationship to early Christianities. The contributors theorize about persuasion as the effect of verbal performances, such as argumentation in accordance with rules of rhetoric, or as a result of other types of performance: ritual, behavioural, or imagistic.

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The collection as a whole is a fine and valuable contribution to the study of early Christianity.... [A]ll of the essays are connected by similar, or at least compatible, interests and questions. Read more...

 
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