What's in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament  -     By: Ben Witherington III
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Baylor University Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Written in clear, and at times colorful, prose, Ben Witherington's Whats in the Word explains how the recognition of the oral and socio-rhetorical character of the New Testament and its environment necessitates a change in how the New Testament literature is read. Expanding on the work in which he has been fruitfully engaged for over a quarter century, Witherington challenges the previously assured results of historical criticism and demonstrates chapter by chapter how the socio-rhetorical study shifts the paradigm.

Taken together, the chapters in What's in the Word coalesce around three of Witherington's ongoing academic concerns: orality and rhetoric; New Testament history, including issues of authenticity and canonicity; and the exegesis of given words in their canonical and socio-cultural contexts. Always unpredictable, this book never fails to pique interest and proffer instruction.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 195
Vendor: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1602581967
ISBN-13: 9781602581968
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Written in clear, and at times colorful, prose, Ben Witherington's "What's in the Word" explains how the recognition of the oral and socio-rhetorical character of the New Testament and its environment necessitates a change in how the New Testament literature is read. Expanding on the work in which he has been fruitfully engaged for over a quarter century, Witherington challenges the previously assured results of historical criticism and demonstrates chapter by chapter how the socio-rhetorical study shifts the paradigm.

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