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Ancient Rhetoric and Paul's Apology

Ancient Rhetoric and Paul's Apology
The Compositional Unity of 2 Corinthians

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Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521842334

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  • Pauline scholarship has typically interpreted 2 Corinthians as a later editorial composite of several letters. Fredrick Long situates the text within Classical literary and rhetorical conventions and argues for its unity based upon numerous parallels with ancient apology in the tradition of Andocides, Socrates, Isocrates and Demosthenes. He provides a comprehensive survey and rigorous genre analysis of ancient forensic discourse in support of his claims, and demonstrates how the unified message of Paul's letter can be recovered.

    • Includes a rigorous and comprehensive genre analysis of ancient forensic discourse, including the apologetic letter, that will be of interest to classicists as well as biblical scholars
    • Shows how awareness of the classical literary context can illuminate the study of the New Testament
    • Recovers Paul's unified message from a letter thought hitherto to be a compilation
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    "The book is closely argued, well presented, and evidences a substantial knowledge of Greco-Roman rhetoric and the contextual issues faced by Paul at Corinth." - Steven Muir, Concordia University College of Alberta

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    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521842334
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An apology for the unity of 2 Corinthians
    Part I. A Survey of Ancient Forensic Discourse:
    2. The anatomy of a genre: sources, nature and features of forensic rhetoric
    3. Forensic exigency
    4. Forensic invention
    5. Forensic disposition
    6. Apologetic letters
    Part II. A Rhetorical Analysis of 2 Corinthians as Ancient Apology:
    7. The rhetorical exigency of 2 Corinthians
    8. The rhetorical disposition of 2 Corinthians
    9. The rhetorical invention of 2 Corinthians
    10. The rhetoric of 2 Corinthians and the nature of Paul's theology.

  • Author

    Fredrick J. Long, Bethel College, Indiana
    Fredrick J. Long is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana.

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