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The shape of biblical language : chiasmus in the Scriptures and beyond

Author: John Breck
Publisher: Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1994.
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This text provides a guide to the interpretation of biblical literature by means of the detection and analysis of chiasmic patterns (the juxtaposition of images and ideas) common throughout the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Breck, John, 1939-
Shape of biblical language.
Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624466209
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Breck
ISBN: 0881411396 9780881411393
OCLC Number: 30893460
Description: x, 387 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chiasmus, a Key to the Scriptures --
New Directions in Biblical Criticism --
Rediscovering Chiastic Patterns --
The Shape of Biblical Language --
From Synonymous Parallelism to the Rhetorical Helix: The "What's More" Factor --
The Value of Chiasmus --
Pt 2 Chiasmus in the New Testament --
Synoptic Narratives --
Synoptic Discourses --
The Gospel of John --
The Pauline Epistles --
Pt 3 The Persistence of Chiasmus --
Background: the Dead Sea Scrolls, OT Apocrypha, NT Apocrypha, the Apostolic Fathers --
Phos hilaron ("O Gladsome Light") --
Kataxioson ("Vouchsafe, O Lord") --
Romanos the Melodist: Kontakia --
John of Sinai: "The Ladder of Divine Ascent" --
Clemence of Barking: "Life of St. Catherine" --
Russian Religious Poetry: "Dukhovnye Stikhi" --
Chiasmus in 19th Century Religious Literature --
Chiasmus Today --
Conclusion: Chiasmus, a Key to Interpretation --
Appendix 1 --
Appendix 2 --
Afterword --
Bibliography --
Index of Scripture Passages --
Index of Names and Subjects.
Responsibility: John Breck ; withan afterword by Charles Lock.
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