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Vernon K. Robbins


Vernon K. Robbins
Sea Voyages and Beyond: Emerging Strategies in Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation

These stimulating and significant essays by Vernon K. Robbins, introduced by David B. Gowler, together offer a seminal basis and point of reference for scholarly analysis of early Christian and New Testament rhetoric.


David B. Gowler

          The End of the Beginning: The Continuing Maturation of Socio-Rhetorical Analysis

Vernon K. Robbins

          By Land and By Sea: The We-Passages and Ancient Sea Voyages

          Sailing with Paul on Ideological Waters: The We-Voyages in Acts

          The Social Location of the Implied Author of Luke–Acts

          Rhetoric and Culture: Mark 4–11 as a Test Case

          Social-Scientific Criticism and Literary Studies: Prospects for Cooperation in Biblical Interpretation

          Picking up the Fragments: From Crossan’s Analysis to Rhetorical Analysis

          Writing as a Rhetorical Act in Plutarch and the Gospels

          The Reversed Contextualization of Psalm 22 in the Markan Crucifixion: A Socio-Rhetorical Analysis

          Socio-Rhetorical Criticism: Mary, Elizabeth, and the Magnificat as a Test Case

          The Present and Future of Rhetorical Analysis

          From Enthymeme to Theology in Luke 11:1-13

          The Socio-Rhetorical Role of Old Testament Scripture in Luke 4–19

The volume also includes a bibliography of the major writings of Vernon K. Robbins.

ISBN 9781905679133  480pp. Pbk. UK 22.95 / Europe 23.95/ ROW 25.95




Vernon K. Robbins
The Invention of Christian Discourse

The Invention of Christian Discourse (vol. I) is the first book in a major new series entitled the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity. This opening volume displays how the New Testament was the product of religious thought, belief, and practice during the Hellenistic-Roman period of Mediterranean Antiquity. Building on an Israelite-Jewish heritage, first century Christians reconfigured Mediterranean philosophical, mantic (divine communication) and ritual streams of tradition into their own religious forms of discourse. This volume explores the special nature of first century Christian wisdom, prophetic, and apocalyptic discourse in contexts of diversity, multiplicity, violence, and uncertainty that share astonishing similarities with our world at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Vernon K. Robbins (Ph.D., Chicago) was appointed Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Department and Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001 and Professor Extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2006. His numerous publications include Jesus the Teacher (1984, 1992), The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse, and Exploring the Texture of Texts. A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation (1996). The 2003 Festschrift in his honour, Fabrics of Discourse, is a testimony to the remarkable creativity, scholarly depth, and international reach of his scholarship and influence in the field of New Testament and early Christian literature.

ISBN 9789058540218 xxx + 566pp Pbk. UK 29.95/ Europe 31.95/ 33.95




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