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Opening Paul's letters : a reader's guide to genre and interpretation

Author: Patrick Gray
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book compares and contrasts Paul's letters with ancient and modern letters, revealing the distinctive conventions, forms, and purposes of Paul's Epistles. It focuses on the literary genre of the letter in ancient Greece and Rome, providing an overview of subjects, strategies, and concerns of immediate relevance for readers who wish to understand Paul in his ancient context. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Gray
ISBN: 9780801039225 0801039223
OCLC Number: 729346720
Description: x, 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Paul's cultural contexts --
Letter genres --
How Paul writes: organizing a letter and making an argument --
Paul's audiences --
How Paul reads the Old Testament --
Pseudonymity: did Paul write Paul's letters? --
Epilogue: beyond Paul --
Appendix 1: dating Paul's letters --
Appendix 2: defining authorship.
Responsibility: Patrick Gray.

Abstract:

The book compares and contrasts Paul's letters with ancient and modern letters, revealing the distinctive conventions, forms, and purposes of Paul's Epistles. It focuses on the literary genre of the letter in ancient Greece and Rome, providing an overview of subjects, strategies, and concerns of immediate relevance for readers who wish to understand Paul in his ancient context. --from publisher description.
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