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Ancient rhetoric and the New Testament : the influence of elementary Greek composition

Author: Mikeal C Parsons; Michael W Martin, (Professor of New Testament)
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2018]
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For the ancient Greeks and Romans, eloquence was essential to public life and identity, perpetuating class status and power. The three-tiered study of rhetoric was thus designed to produce sons worthy of and equipped for public service. Rhetorical competency enabled the elite to occupy their proper place in society. The oracular and literary techniques represented in Greco-Roman education proved to be equally  Read more...
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Parsons, Mikeal C. (Mikeal Carl), 1957- author.
Ancient rhetoric and the New Testament
Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018028593
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikeal C Parsons; Michael W Martin, (Professor of New Testament)
ISBN: 9781481309806 1481309803 9781481306416 1481306413 9781481308861 1481308866
OCLC Number: 1035367468
Description: x, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chreia: revealing essentials through word and deed --
Fable: telling the truth through fiction --
Narrative: persuading through patterns of storytelling --
Ekphrasis: writing for ears and eyes --
Speech-in-character: conforming speech to character --
Encomium: crafting words of praise and critique --
Syncrisis: evaluating relative honor.
Responsibility: Mikeal C. Parsons, Michael Wade Martin.

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The New Testament used common strategies to communicate its uncommon Gospel.--Greg Carey, Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary  Read more...

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