Miracle Discourse in the New Testament

Miracle Discourse in the New Testament

eBook - 2012
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Society of Biblical Literature
This volume explores the rhetorical role that miracle discourse plays in the argumentation of the New Testament and early Christianity. The investigation includes both the rhetoric within miracle discourse and the rhetorical role of miracle discourse as it was incorporated into the larger works in which it is now a part. The volume also examines the social, cultural, religious, political, and ideological associations that miracle discourse had in the first-century Mediterranean world, bringing these insights to bear on the broader questions of early Christian origins. The contributors are L. Gregory Bloomquist, Wendy Cotter, David A. deSilva, Davina C. Lopez, Gail O'Day, Todd Penner, Vernon K. Robbins, and Duane F. Watson.

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From "The Rhetorical Function of Miracles in the New Testament" session at the Society's 2001 meeting in Denver, seven essays interact with Wendy J. Cotter's The Miracles of Greco-Roman Antiquity. The topics include sociorhetorical interpretation of miracle discourse in the synoptic gospels, miracle discourse and the gospel of John, the role of resurrection and rhetoric in miracle discourse in the Pauline epistles, and critical reflections on "ancient miracle discourse" discourse. Cotter herself responds to the essays. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the paperbound edition; Brill publishes the hardbound. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, 2012
ISBN: 9781589836983
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 275 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Watson, Duane Frederick


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