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Bibil Identifier bibil:223583
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) τὸ ἐν λόγῳ ἰδιωτικὸν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου
Title (English, ) Revisiting Patristic Testimony on Paul's Rhetorical Education
Author Schellenberg, Ryan S.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 54, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 354-368 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The interpretation of patristic testimony has become an important part of the ongoing debate regarding Paul’s formal knowledge of ancient rhetorical theory. As early as 1898, E. Norden observed that Paul‘s earliest readers frequently commented on his innocence of Greco-Roman paideia. And yet, as Margaret Mitchell more recently has shown, these very readers often praised the power of Pauline persuasion, and, what is more, identified numerous rhetorical figures and tropes in Paul’s letters. This article provides a reevaluation of the patristic testimony as well as its apologetic context. In so doing, it calls into question Mitchell’s own explanation of the apparently contradictory evidence.
DOI 10.1163/15685365-12341403
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Rhetoric
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
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