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|Description:||x, 176 p. ; 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.
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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