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Title: Academic Constraints in Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Rhetoric of Power
Author: Amador, J D H
Publisher: T & T Clark; Publication Date: 1999
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781850759232
Volumes: 1; Pages: 354
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Rhetorical criticism promised to bring New Testament studies into a new era that approached the Bible as a document of persuasive discourse. Major proponents of this approach suggested that its potential lies in its democratization of biblical interpretation. To date, that promise has never been fulfilled. The reasons can be found by exploring the rhetoric of these rhetorical critics. Such an exploration uncovers systems of disciplinary constraints and discursive habits that keep rhetoric firmly within traditional units of academic biblical interpretation. The promise of rhetoric can only be fulfilled by shattering all notions of a rhetorical 'programme' of biblical interpretation.
Ch. 1 Introduction: 'Are All Sales Final, or Can I Return This Book?'
How Did 'I' Get Here?
Some Relief: A Map of the Terrain Ahead
Ch. 2 'What Is the Lay of the Land?' or 'Why Should I Care?'
Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible
What Lies Ahead
Ch. 3 Toward a Definition of a Rhetoric of Power
Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca
Ch. 4 The (New) Rhetorical Criticism(s) and New Testament Exegesis
a. Burton Mack
b. Vernon Robbins
c. Antoinette Wire
d. Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
non-Chapter 4e: Musings on 'The (New) Rhetorical criticism(s) and New Testament Exegesis'
Readings through a Rhetoric of Power
Ch. 5 Messages in a Bottle: The Promise(s) of a Rhetoric of Power
Scribbled Love Notes on Splintering Fragments of Thoughts
Index of References
Index of Authors