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Paul's letter to the Philippians : a socio-rhetorical commentary

Author: Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans, ©2011.
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"Paul's short, affectionate letter to the Philippians has been much belabored of late by biblical scholars keen to analyze it in light of Greco-Roman letter-writing conventions. Yet Ben Witherington argues that Philippians shouldn't be read as a letter at all but, rather, as a masterful piece of long-distance oratory -- an extension of Paul's oral speech, dictated to a scribe and meant to be read aloud to its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Named Person: Paulus, Apostel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Witherington, III
ISBN: 9780802801432 0802801439
OCLC Number: 719426759
Description: xxviii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface.;Dedication;Abbreviations;Bibliography;Map;Introduction;Preliminary Considerations;Provenance;Consistency and Change;Partition Theories;A Letter of Friendship or a Family Letter;Rhetoric;Social Analysis: Dead Ends and Promising Pathways;Epistolary Prescript (1.1-2;A CLOSER LOOK: Paul's Right-Hand Man Timothy;Exordium: Prayers and Previews (1.3-11;A CLOSER LOOK: Joy, the Elixir of Faith and Effervescence of Hope;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;Narratio: Proclamation's Progress (1.12-26;A CLOSER LOOK: Imitation, the Highest Form of Education;A CLOSER LOOK: Honor, Shame, and Apostolic Life;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;Propositio: Lives Worthy of the Word (1.27-30;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;Probatio: Four Positive Appeals (2.1-4.3;1. The Prime Paradigm: Christ (2.1-18;A CLOSER LOOK: E.A. Judge and the Social World of Early Christianity;A CLOSER LOOK: The Christ Hymn in Recent Discussion;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;2. The Paradigm's Partners (2.19-30;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;3. Paul and the Dogs (3.1-4.1;A CLOSER LOOK: Synkrisis When There Is No Crisis;A CLOSER LOOK: Social-Scientific Criticism --
Will Meeks Inherit the Earth;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;4. An Appeal to the Leaders (4.2-3;Peroratio: The Value of Virtue and the Joy of Jesus (4.4-9;A CLOSER LOOK: Paul among the Ancient Moralists;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;A Postscript: "On Giving and Receiving" (4.10-;Final Greetings and Grace (4.21;A CLOSER LOOK: Caesar's Household and the Household of Faith;BRIDGING THE HORIZONS;subjectsAuthorsScripture and Other Ancient Literature.
Responsibility: Ben Witherington III.

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"Paul's short, affectionate letter to the Philippians has been much belabored of late by biblical scholars keen to analyze it in light of Greco-Roman letter-writing conventions. Yet Ben Witherington argues that Philippians shouldn't be read as a letter at all but, rather, as a masterful piece of long-distance oratory -- an extension of Paul's oral speech, dictated to a scribe and meant to be read aloud to its recipients. With this in mind, Witherington analyzes Philippians in light of Greco-Roman rhetorical conventions, identifying Paul's purpose, highlighting his main points and his persuasive strategies, and considering how his audience -- denizens of a society of limited literacy yet saturated in highly skilled oral rhetoric -- would have heard and received Paul's message"--Publisher description.
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