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Whats in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament Ben Witherington III

Whats in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament

Ben Witherington III

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ISBN : 9781602581968
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195 pages
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Written in clear, and at times colorful, prose, Ben Witheringtons Whats in the Word explains how the recognition of the oral and socio-rhetorical character of the New Testament and its environment necessitates a change in how the New TestamentMoreWritten in clear, and at times colorful, prose, Ben Witheringtons Whats in the Word explains how the recognition of the oral and socio-rhetorical character of the New Testament and its environment necessitates a change in how the New Testament literature is read. Expanding on the work in which he has been fruitfully engaged for over a quarter century, Witherington challenges the previously assured results of historical criticism and demonstrates chapter by chapter how the socio-rhetorical study shifts the paradigm.Taken together, the chapters in Whats in the Word coalesce around three of Witheringtons ongoing academic concerns: orality and rhetoric- New Testament history, including issues of authenticity and canonicity- and the exegesis of given words in their canonical and socio-cultural contexts. Always unpredictable, this book never fails to pique interest and proffer instruction.