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New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism$
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George A. Kennedy

Print publication date: 1984

Print ISBN-13: 9780807841204

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469616254_Kennedy

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. Rhetorical Criticism

. Rhetorical Criticism

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(p.3) Chapter One. Rhetorical Criticism
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New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism
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George A. Kennedy

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0001

This chapter presents a theoretical discussion of rhetorical criticism along with literary criticism. It also highlights other forms of criticism to understand rhetorical criticism in a different way. The chapter presents a survey of how rhetoric was taught in the New Testament period and outlines a rigorous method of rhetorical criticism that involves a series of steps. The origins, concepts, stages, products, and fields of rhetorical criticism are discussed throughout. Lectures laid by Plato, Aristotle, and other major scholars are also included to analyze symbolic artifacts. This chapter concludes with the detailed analysis on the various stages involved in the practice of rhetorical criticism.

Keywords:   rhetorical criticism, literary criticism, New Testament, Plato, Aristotle, symbolic artifacts

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