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Contextualizing Acts: Lukan Narrative and Greco-Roman Discourse (Todd C Penner C V Vander Stichele (eds)) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2003) 9781589830806
Contextualizing Acts: Lukan Narrative and Greco-Roman Discourse (Todd C Penner C V Vander Stichele (eds)) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2003) 9781589830806
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Title: Contextualizing Acts: Lukan Narrative and Greco-Roman Discourse

Author: Penner, Todd C C V Vander Stichele (eds)

Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2003

Paperback; ISBN: 9781589830806

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

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How did Greco-Roman discourse shape early Christian literature and identity? Contextualizing Acts advances the discussion in this collection of innovative analyses of the intersection of Lukan narrative and Greco-Roman discourse. Topics span the adaptation of ancient rhetoric and historiography, influence of epics and novels, role of orality, and status of designations such as apologetic.ContentsContextualizing Acts: Introductory Considerations, Todd PennerFrom History to Rhetoric and Back: Assessing New Trends in Acts Studies,Joseph B. TysonLuke and the Progymnasmata: A Preliminary Investigation into the Preliminary Exercises, Mikeal C. ParsonsCivilizing Discourse: Acts, Declamation, and the Rhetoric of the Polis, Todd PennerThe Trial Scene in the Greek Novels and in Acts, Saundra SchwartzMETABOLH POLITEION-Jesus as Founder of the Church in Luke-Acts: Form and Function, David L. BalchPaul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders and Hector's Farewell to Andromache: A Strategic Imitation of Homer's Iliad, Dennis R. MacDonaldCultural Divides and Dual Realities: A Greco-Roman Context for Acts 14, Amy L. WordelmanRoman Propaganda and Christian Identity in the Worldview of Luke-Acts, Gary GilbertHistory or Story in Acts-A Middle Way? The We Passages, Historical Intertexture, and Oral History, Samuel ByrskogThe Jerusalem Community in Acts: Mythmaking and the Sociorhetorical Functions of a Lukan Setting, Milton MorelandGender and Genre: Acts in/of Interpretation, Caroline Vander Stichele
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