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Consolation in Philippians : Philosophical Sources and Rhetorical Strategy - Paul A. Holloway

Consolation in Philippians

Philosophical Sources and Rhetorical Strategy

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Rhetorical criticism seeks to understand and comment on the way texts function in their social and cultural contexts. Holloway puts Paul's letter in the context of ancient theories and literary practices of 'consolation' and argues that Paul wrote to the Philippians in order to console them. Holloway shows that the letter has a unified overall strategy and provides a convincing account of Paul's argument. The book falls into two parts. Part I explores the integrity of Philippians, the rhetorical situation of the letter, and ancient consolation as the possible genre of Philippians, while Part II examines Phil. 1:3-11; 1:12-2:30; 3:1-4:1, and 4:2-23. The exegetical studies in Part II focus on the consolatory topoi and arguments of Philippians.

"It is an impressive piece of work; every interpreter of Philippians will have to consult it." Currents in Theology and Mission

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Literary and Rhetorical Contexts
The integrity of Philippians
The rhetorical situation of Philippians
On the genre of Philippians: ancient consolation
Consolation in Philippians
Paul's consolatory strategy: discerning the things that matter (Phil. 1:3âÇô11)
Discerning the things that matter in the gospel mission (Phil. 1:12âÇô2:30)
Discerning the one thing that matters in the Christian life (Phil. 3:1âÇô4:1)
Concluding parenesis, consolation and thank-you note (Phil. 4:2âÇô23)
Conclusion: an analysis of Philippians
Bibliography
Index of modern authors
Index of passages cited
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ISBN: 9780521804066
ISBN-10: 052180406X
Series: Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th January 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43