Paul's Letter to the Philippians A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary

ISBN-10: 0802801439
ISBN-13: 9780802801432
Edition: 2011
Authors: Ben Witherington
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Description: Witherington examines Philippians in light of Greco-Roman rhetorical conventions, identifying Paul's purpose, highlighting his main points and persuasive strategies. He considers how Paul's original audience would have heard and received his message.

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Witherington examines Philippians in light of Greco-Roman rhetorical conventions, identifying Paul's purpose, highlighting his main points and persuasive strategies. He considers how Paul's original audience would have heard and received his message.

Preface
Dedication
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Map
Introduction
Preliminary Considerations
Provenance
Consistency and Change
Partition Theories
A Letter of Friendship or a Family Letter?
Rhetoric
Social Analysis: Dead Ends and Promising Pathways
The Commentary
Epistolary Prescript (1.1-2)
A Closer Look: Paul's Right-Hand Man Timothy
Exordium: Prayers and Previews (1.3-11)
A Closer Look: Joy, the Elixir of Faith and Effervescence of Hope
Bridging the Horizons
Narratio: Proclamation's Progress (1.12-26)
A Closer Look: Imitation, the Highest Form of Education
A Closer Look: Honor, Shame, and Apostolic Life
Bridging the Horizons
Propositio: Lives Worthy of the Word (1.27-30)
Bridging the Horizons
Probatio: Four Positive Appeals (2.1-4.3)
The Prime Paradigm: Christ (2.1-18)
A Closer Look: E. A. Judge and the Social World of Early Christianity
A Closer Look: The Christ Hymn in Recent Discussion
Bridging the Horizons
The Paradigm's Partners (2.19-30)
Bridging the Horizons
Paul and the Dogs (3.1-4.1)
A Closer Look: Synkrisis When There Is No Crisis
A Closer Look: Social-Scientific Criticism - Will Meeks Inherit the Earth?
Bridging the Horizons
An Appeal to the Leaders (4.2-3)
Peroratio: The Value of Virtue and the Joy of Jesus (4.4-9)
A Closer Look: Paul among the Ancient Moralists
Bridging the Horizons
A Postscript: "On Giving and Receiving" (4.10-20)
Final Greetings and Grace (4.21-23)
A Closer Look: Caesar's Household and the Household of Faith
Bridging the Horizons
Indexes
Subjects
Authors
Scripture and Other Ancient Literature

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