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Rhetorics and Hermeneutics : Wilhelm Wuellner and His Influence - James D;Hester,J David Hester

Rhetorics and Hermeneutics

Wilhelm Wuellner and His Influence

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Wilhelm Wuellner is the father of rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. Wuellner has contributed to the field in four key ways. First, he has emphasized that at no time in the history of rhetoric was rhetoric a unified or monolithic field. Second, he attributes the demise of rhetoric in the nineteenth century to the rise of Romanticism and its connection with irrationalism, as well as the profound technological shift in the media of communication with the advent of the print culture and the loss of the living word. Third, he emphasizes the counter-cultural nature of Jewish and Christian rhetoric. Finally, he has focused on the ever-present relationship between hermeneutics and rhetorics. The contributors to this collection of essays-first presented at a Claremont conference honoring Wuellner's work-discuss the ways that Wuellner has influenced the field and their own work. The list of contributors is a who's who of rhetorical scholars ranging from Vernon Robbins and Tom Olbricht to Whitney Shiner and Greg Carey. Wuellner himself contributes a new essay on the rhetoric of religion and the rhetoric of power. Together the essays provide not only a fitting tribute to the continuing influence of Wuellner and his work but also original studies of various New Testament texts read through the eyes of rhetorical criticism. Since Wuellner is well-known outside of New Testament circles, this collection will also appeal to classical rhetoricians.

Review in International Review of Biblical Studies, Vol 51: 2004/05

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Hermeneutical Rhetorics Wuellner and His Interlocutors
The Wuellnerian Sublime: Rhetorics, Power and the Ethics of Commun(icat)ionp. 3
Reconceiving a Rhetoric of Religion: A Rhetorics of Power and the Power of the Sublimep. 23
Wilhelm Wuellner and the Promise of Rhetoricp. 78
Where is Wuellner's Anti-Hermeneutical Hermeneutic Taking Us?: From Schleiermacher to Thistleton and Beyondp. 105
Rhetorical Hermeneutics Texts, Interpreters, Interpretations
Applause and Applause Lines in the Gospel of Markp. 129
Luke and the Rhetorics of Discipleship: The "L" Parables as Case Studyp. 145
Paul's Periodic Apologiap. 175
The Rhetoric of Transcendence in the Book of Revelationp. 193
John Chrysostom as Modern Rhetoricianp. 218
A Bibliography of Wilhelm Wuellner's Writingsp. 241
Contributorsp. 249
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ISBN: 9780567025807
ISBN-10: 0567025802
Series: Emory Studies in Early Christianity
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: T&T CLARK PUBL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1