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Early Christian Rhetoric: The Language of the Gospel [Paperback]

By Amos N. Wilder (Author)
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Thirty-five years ago an ever-so-slim volume appeared whose impact would be not only far-reaching but long-lasting. Amos Wilder's Early Christian Rhetoric arguably started the wave of interest in narrative and literary aspects of the New Testament that has swept over biblical studies in recent years. At the time, Wilder's views were a bold departure from the prevailing historical-critical methodology or the literary-theological approach to the Bible as literature. By the time the volume was reissued in 1971, Wilder could observe, "Today we have moved beyond either an idealist aesthetic in art or a theological rationalism in religion, and wide common ground is opened up in our total exploration of language and its uses" (from the introduction). The reappearance of the volume attests to the enduring contribution of Amos Wilder to the field of biblical studies and to the validity of this approach to studying the New Testament.

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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2001
Publisher   Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN  1565634314  
ISBN13  9781565634312  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Amos N. Wilder is Hollis Professor of Divinity, Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School

Amos N. Wilder was born in 1895 and died in 1993.

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > New Testament
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > Criticism & Interpretation
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7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Language Studies

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Reviews - What do customers think about Early Christian Rhetoric: The Language of the Gospel? folks recommend this book.  Oct 8, 1998
I learned of Amos Niven Wilder in a discussion of this book, first published by Harper and Row as "The Language of the Gospel: Early Christian Rhetoric" from Bob and Kelly Wilhelm who operate Storyfest. Harvard U. Press has reversed the original title and subtitle, but Wilder's message is unchanged: each person can "tell the story" of (Christian) experience without memorizing verses from scripture. Story and storytelling remain essential to humanity's collective spiritual progress. Go quickly and tell.

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