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New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

George A. Kennedy


This book provides readers of the Bible with an important tool for understanding the Scriptures. Based on the theory and practice of Greek rhetoric in the New Testament, the book's approach acknowledges that New Testament writers wrote to persuade an audience of the truth of their messages. These writers employed rhetorical conventions that were widely known and imitated in the society of the times. Sometimes confirming but often challenging common interpretations of texts, this is a systematic study of the rhetorical composition of the New Testament. As a complement to form criticism, histori ... More

Keywords: Bible, Greek rhetoric, New Testament, rhetorical conventions, former criticism, historical criticism, biblical analysis, biblical writers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1984 Print ISBN-13: 9780807841204
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469616254_Kennedy


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George A. Kennedy, author