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Overview In Politics and Rhetoric in the Corinthian Epistles, L. L. Welborn explores the influence of ancient politics on the rhetoric of Paul's Corinthian correspondence. What Welborn discovers has clear and far reaching implications for the interpretation of this important corpus of early Christian literature. Welborn's investigation amply and clearly demonstrate how Paul made use of political ideas and strategies in his efforts to shape the Christian community.
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Studio: Mercer University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.23" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1997
Publisher Mercer University Press
ISBN 0865544638 ISBN13 9780865544635
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More About Laurence Welborn & L. L. Welborn
Laurence L. Welborn is Assistant Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
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A careful reader response-like analysis of an ancient text Jan 29, 1999
Welborn's collection of studies operates with the assumptions of the social histories approach. The five essays patiently draw upon textual parallels from Greek and Roman literature to demonstrate the conventional way in which we can assume ancient audiences would have heard certain expressions, the use of certain terminology, or specific linguistic phrasing to implicate some larger cultural conception. Obviously, the essays in this volume will primarily interest folk in NT studies, but the way in which Welborn uses the rhetorical tradition to adjudicate well-rehearsed debates and arrive at new conclusions should be of interest to anyone who appreciates scholarship capable of exploring ancient texts that have continuing relevance in their historic literary and social context.