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Exploring the texture of texts : a guide to socio-rhetorical interpretation

Author: Vernon K Robbins
Publisher: Valley Forge, Pa. : Trinity Press International, ©1996.
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In this book Vernon K. Robbins provides an accessible introduction to socio-rhetorical criticism, illustrating the method by guiding the reader through the study of specific New Testament texts and stories. An opening chapter outlines this new approach and its focus on values, convictions, and beliefs both in the text we read and in the world in which we live. Then follow studies and exercises dealing with specific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vernon K Robbins
ISBN: 1563381834 9781563381836
OCLC Number: 35325390
Description: x, 148 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The New Approach Called Socio-Rhetorical Criticism --
1. Inner Texture: Getting Inside a Text --
2. Intertexture: Entering the Interactive World of a Text --
3. Social and Cultural Texture: Living With a Text in the World --
4. Ideological Texture: Sharing Interests in Commentary and Text --
5. Sacred Texture: Seeking the Divine in a Text.
Responsibility: Vernon K. Robbins.
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In this book Vernon K. Robbins provides an accessible introduction to socio-rhetorical criticism, illustrating the method by guiding the reader through the study of specific New Testament texts and stories. An opening chapter outlines this new approach and its focus on values, convictions, and beliefs both in the text we read and in the world in which we live. Then follow studies and exercises dealing with specific textural features: inner texture, intertexture, social and cultural texture, ideological texture, and sacred texture.

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