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The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James : Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph - Wesley Hiram Wachob

The Voice of Jesus in the Social Rhetoric of James

Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph

Hardcover Published: 2nd March 2015
ISBN: 9780521660693
Number Of Pages: 266

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This programmatic socio-rhetorical investigation approaches the Epistle of James as an instance of written deliberative rhetoric, and it seeks to ascertain the social texture of James 2.5, a rhetorical performance of language that in other contexts is explicitly attributed to Jesus. Utilizing the conventions of Greco-Roman rhetoric, Dr Wachob successively probes the inner texture, the intertexture, the social and cultural texture, and the ideological implications of the rhetoric in James 2.1-13. He analyses James' activation of antecedent texts in the LXX, common conceptions and topics in the broader culture, and also sayings in the Jesus tradition. He concludes that James emanates from the same milieu as the pre-Matthean Sermon on the Mount and shows James 2.5 to be an artful performance of the principal beatitude in that early epitome of Jesus' teachings.

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Acknowledgements and note on abbreviations
The history of research and the present investigation
The inner texture of James 2:1-13
The intertexture of James 2:1-13
The social and cultural texture of James 2:1-13
Index of ancient authors
Index of modern authors
Index of Old Testament and Apocrypha
Index of New Testament
Index of subjects
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ISBN: 9780521660693
ISBN-10: 0521660696
Series: Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 2nd March 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.48  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.43

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