The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric details the variety of literary and rhetorical forms found in the New Testament and in the literature of the early Christian church. This authoritative reference source is a treasury for understanding the methods employed by New Testament and early Christian writers. Aune's extensive study will be of immense value to scholars and all those interested in the ways literary and rhetorical forms were used and how they functioned in the early Christian world. This unique and encyclopedic study will serve generations of scholars and students by illuminating the ways words shaped the consciousness of those who encountered Christian teachings.The tendency to base rhetorical analyses on the synthetic and systematic accounts of ancient rhetorical theory, such as ... What these handbooks were not used for in antiquity was as a guide for analyzing existing speeches and essays, ... Yet there are hundreds of examples cited by the authors of the handbooks illustrating various rhetorical devices and arguments. ... three authors of rhetorical handbooks as tools for analyzing the composition of Galatians (*Rhetorica ad Herennium, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric|
|Author||:||David Edward Aune|
|Publisher||:||Westminster John Knox Press - 2003|