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Title Rhetoric and reality in early Christianities / Willi Braun, editor
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
Series Studies in Christianity and Judaism = Études sur le christianisme et le judaïsme ; 16
Studies in Christianity and Judaism ; 16
Contents Rhetoric, rhetoricality, and discourse performances / Willi Braun -- The rhetoric of social construction: language and society in the Gospel of Thomas / William E. Arnal -- Melito of Sardis, the second sophistic, and "Israel" / Laurence Broadhurst -- Early Christian heroes and Lukan narrative: Stephen and the Hellenists in ancient historiographical perspective / Todd Penner -- Can Nympha rule this house? The rhetoric of domesticity in Colossians / Margaret Y. MacDonald -- "Raised from the dung": hagiography, liberation, and the social subversiveness of early Medieval Christianity / John Kitchen -- Philosophical counsel versus customary lament in fourth-century Christian responses to death / Theodore S. de Bruyn -- Performativity, narrativity, and cognition: "demythologizing" the Roman cult of Mithras / Luther H. Martin -- Feeling persuaded: Christianization as social formation / Chad Kile
Summary One of the most pressing issues for scholars of religion concerns the role of persuasion in early Christianities and other religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. The essays in Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities explore questions about persuasion and its relationship to early Christianities. The contributors theorize about persuasion as the effect of verbal performances, such as argumentation in accordance with rules of rhetoric, or as a result of other types of performance: ritual, behavioural, or imagistic. They discuss the relationship between the verbal performance of rhetoric and o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History
Persuasion (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects -- Mediterranean Region.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Braun, Willi, 1954-
Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
ISBN 0889204624
1423743024 (electronic bk.)
9781423743026 (electronic bk.)