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Author Long, Fredrick J., 1966-

Title Ancient rhetoric and Paul's apology : the compositional unity of 2 Corinthians / Fredrick J. Long
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 291 pages)
Series Society for New Testament Studies monograph series ; 131
Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies) ; 131
Contents Part I.A survey of ancient forensic discourse -- The anatomy of a genre : sources, nature and features of forensic rhetoric -- Forensic exigency -- Forensic invention -- Forensic disposition -- Apologetic letters -- Part II. A rhetorical analysis of 2 Corinthians as ancient apology -- The rhetorical exigency of 2 Corinthians -- The rhetorical disposition of 2 Corinthians -- The rhetorical invention of 2 Corinthians -- The rhetoric of 2 Corinthians and the nature of Paul's theology
Summary Pauline scholarship has typically interpreted 2 Corinthians as a later editorial composite of several letters. Fredrick Long situates the text within Classical literary and rhetorical conventions and argues for its unity based upon numerous parallels with ancient apology in the tradition of Andocides, Socrates, Isocrates and Demosthenes. He provides a comprehensive survey and rigorous genre analysis of ancient forensic discourse in support of his claims, and demonstrates how the unified message of Paul's letter can be recovered
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-262) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Corinthians, 2nd, X-XIII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Rhetoric in the Bible.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511229054
051123144X (electronic bk.)
051148805X (electronic bk.)
9780511231445 (electronic bk.)
9780511488054 (electronic bk.)