The Rhetoric of the Gospel, Second Edition
While most books on biblical rhetoric focus primarily on the epistles, this volume from prominent scholar C. Clifton Black considers the variety of rhetorical critical approaches now being applied to the Gospels (including Luke-Acts). This updated edition takes into account...
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While most books on biblical rhetoric focus primarily on the epistles, this volume from prominent scholar C. Clifton Black considers the variety of rhetorical critical approaches now being applied to the Gospels (including Luke-Acts). This updated edition takes into account recent research since the first volume was published in 2001 and features two brand new chapters. Black provides an overview of the different forms of rhetorical criticism, with examples from the Gospel of John; studies of characterization in Matthew and Luke; an analysis of classical rhetorical criteria found in Mark and Luke-Acts; and an analysis of the rhetoric of the parables with implications for contemporary preaching.
C. Clifton Black (Ph.D. from Duke University) is Princeton Theological Seminary's Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology. He is interested in New Testament exegesis, theology, and the history of scriptural interpretation, with a focus on the four Gospels. An ordained United Methodist minister, he serves with John T. Carroll and M. Eugene Boring as editor of The New Testament Library, published by Westminster John Knox Press. Black is also an associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and Horizons in Biblical Theology, and a member of The Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton and The American Theological Society. His major publications include Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter (Fortress/T&T Clark, 2001), The Rhetoric of the Gospel: Theological Artistry in the Gospels and Acts (Chalice, 2001), 1-3 John New Interpreter's Bible Commentary, Anatomy of the New Testament, sixth edition, with Robert A. Spivey and D. Moody Smith (Prentice Hall, 2006), and Communicating Good News: Conversations on New Testament Rhetoric with George Kennedy, with Duane F. Watson (Baylor University Press, 2008).His forthcoming volumes will include The Eighth Day of Creation: An Anthology of Christian Scripture (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008), The Gospel of Mark (Abingdon New Testament Commentary) and Matthew NTL (New Testament Library).