Not with Wisdom of Words Paperback

Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament

by Gary S. Selby;

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Not with Wisdom of Words

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Many texts in the New Testament do more than simply explain the main tenets of the Christian faith; they invite believers to imagine and experience their theological claims. In Not with Wisdom of Words Gary Selby examines how the New Testament writers shift their mode of discourse from explaining or arguing points of doctrine to representing those doctrines poetically, bringing the realities of the faith, as the ancient writers put it, "before the eyes" of their audience. Bridging the disciplines of rhetorical studies, biblical studies, and theology, Selby draws on two central concepts from the classical tradition of poetics - mimesis, or representation, and phantasia, or visualization - to demonstrate how the New Testament writers understood the connection between faith and visionary, poetic language. This unique perspective on reading New Testament texts will be important not only for scholars and students but also for homiletic and liturgical practice in the contemporary church. "Gary Selby is well-read in classical rhetoric and the New Testament...This work offers much-needed recognition of the dramatic and imaginative world of Paul's rhetoric." - Anthony C.
Thiselton, University of Nottingham

Not with Wisdom of Words by Gary S. Selby was published by William B Eerdmans Publishing Co in February 2016. The ISBN for Not with Wisdom of Words is 9780802873002.

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Details for Not with Wisdom of Words

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWilliam B Eerdmans Publishing Co (February 2016)
Number of Pages184
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4373177
Page last updated 16th April 2018
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