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Bibil Identifier bibil:221030
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Emerging Christian Discourse
Title (English, ) The Acts of Pilate as the Rhetorical Development of Devotion
Author Jeal, Roy R.
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 21)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 151-168 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Acts of Pilate emerged probably in the late fourth century CE, drawing on the New Testament Gospels and on other storytelling. The document blends material and ideas from various early Christian spaces to produce a piece of emergent rhetoric aimed at the development of devotion and spirituality. Among the blendings are mentally visualized images, a kind of pictorial narration, of events purportedly connected with the trial of Jesus before Pilate, the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. This essay examines the blendings of rhetorical discourse and imagery in order to make suggestions about the function and rhetorical force of the document.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.102234
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Ministry and Passion : Pilate : Gospel of Nicodemus / Acts of Pilate
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Resurrection
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