Item description for Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament by Carl Joachim Classen...
Please note that this title is only available to customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico. NO salesrights for Rest of World. In view of the current debate on the application of Greek and Roman rhetoric to biblical texts, C. Joachim Classen aims at determining both the opportunities and the limits of such forms of criticism, stressing the importance of supplementing the ancient categories with modern categories. He emphasizes the difference between letters such as Paul's epistles and other kinds of texts, for example the gospels, and the need to select the aspects and criteria of rhetorical criticism accordingly and tries to illustrate how such criticism may be practiced. In addition, he answers the question to what extent Paul was familiar with Greek rhetoric by an examination of his vocabulary. Classen analyzes at length Melanchthon's early lectures, his handbooks, and his commentaries to show some of the roots of this type of criticism, the manner in which its greatest exponent developed it, and the qualities ideally required for its successful application.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 0391041673 ISBN13 9780391041677
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More About Carl Joachim Classen
Carl Joachim Classen is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Gottingen.