Words Well Spoken: George Kennedy's Rhetoric of the New Testament
It has been more than two decades since the publication of George Kennedy's influential "New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism" (1984). The essays in "Words Well Spoken" demonstrate the influence of Kennedy's work on New Testament studies. The essays offer...
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It has been more than two decades since the publication of George Kennedy's influential "New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism" (1984). The essays in "Words Well Spoken" demonstrate the influence of Kennedy's work on New Testament studies. The essays offer applications of his method to canonical New Testament books and provide more general discussions of rhetorical analysis. Kennedy's thoughtful response articulates his present thinking about the New Testament and demonstrates why this scholar continues to be of such value to New Testament studies.
Duane F. Watson (PhD., Duke University) is professor of New Testament studies at Malone College, Canton, Ohio. He is also the author of Invention, Arrangement, and Style: Rhetorical Criticism of Jude and 2 Peter, I-III John (New Cambridge Bible Commentary), 1 Peter (Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament), Philippians and Johannine Epistles (Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity), editor of Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric, and co-author of Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Notes on History and Method..
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).
- Abbreviations Acknowledgements 1. C. Clifton Black And Duane F. Watson Introduction 2. Margaret D. Zulick The Recollection Of Rhetoric: A Brief History 3. Thomas H. Olbricht George Kennedy's Scholarship In The Context Of North American Rhetorical Studies 4. Duane F. Watson The Influence Of George Kennedy On Rhetorical Criticism Of The New Testament 5. C. Clifton Black Kennedy And The Gospels: An Ambiguous Legacy, A Promising Bequest 6. Vernon K. Robbins Rhetography: A New Way Of Seeing The Familiar Text 7. Blake Shipp George Kennedy's Influence On Rhetorical Interpretation Of The Acts Of The Apostles 8. Frank W. Hughes George Kennedy's Contribution To Rhetorical Criticism Of The Pauline Letters 9. James D. Hester Kennedy And The Reading Of Paul: The Energy Of Communication 10. Greg Carey Moving An Audience: One Aspect Of Pathos In The Book Of Revelation 11. George A. Kennedy Afterword Curriculum Vitae: George Alexander Kennedy Bibliography List Of Contributors Indexes