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Title: Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Paul
Author: Anderson, R Dean
Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9789042907058
Edition: Revised Volumes: 1; Pages: 340
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This new edition of Anderson's Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Paul is the result of a considerable reworking and bringing up-to-date of many aspects of the original book. Anderson, after giving a brief critical introduction to the rhetorical approach generally, focuses upon the application of ancient rhetorical theory to the letters of the apostle Paul, paying particular attention to questions of methodology. He provides an extensive review of the sources of ancient rhetorical theory which may be considered most relevant to a Greek speaker of the first century A.D. such as Paul, carefully distinguishing between philosophical and school rhetorical theory. Having determined which aspects of ancient rhetorical theory may be most suitable in respect of Paul's letters, Anderson goes to examine the letters to the Galatians, the Romans, and the first letter to the Corinthians. In each case a critical assessment of recent literature concerning the application of ancient rhetorical theory to these letters is given. In addition, an enlightening rhetorical analysis of the doctrinal portions of the letters to the Galatians and Romans is provided from the perspective of contemporary rhetorical theory. Anderson approaches his analysis in terms of how a contemporary professor of rhetoric may have looked at Paul's letters. The study concludes by addressing difficult questions concerning the relationship of Paul's style and argumentation to rhetorical theory and the likelihood of his conscious use of such theory, as well as the overall value of an ancient rhetorical approach to Paul's letters.ContentsPreface to the Second Edition 9Preface to the First Edition 11List of Abbreviations 13I Modern Rhetorical Criticism and New Testament Scholarship 171 Background 172 The "Muilenburg School" 223 The "New Rhetoric" 234 The Influence of the "New Rhetoric" 265 Kennedy's Methodology and Approach 286 The Place of Ancient Rhetorical Theory 30II The Sources for Ancient Rhetorical Theory 351 The End of the Classical Age 381.1 Rhetorica ad Alexandrum 381.2 Aristotle, Rhetorica 412 Hellenistic Philosophers 492.1 Peripatetics 492.2 Academicians 552.3 Epicureans 592.4 Stoics 612.5 The Controversy Between Philosophy and Rhetoric 623 Hellenistic Rhetoricians 673.1 Cicero, de Inventione, and the Rhetorica ad Herennium 693.2 P. Rutilius Lupus, Schemata Dianoeas et Lexeos 723.3 Theon, Progymnasmata 723.4 Dionysius of Halicarnassus 773.5 Ps.-Longinus, de Sublimitate 834 Roman Rhetorical Theory 86More...