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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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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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

Preliminary Considerations
Consistency and Change
Partition Theories
A Letter of Friendship or a Family Letter?
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
Scripture and Other Ancient Literature
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