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Not with Wisdom of Words: Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament

Not with Wisdom of Words: Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament

by Gary Selby

Editorial: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802873002
Número de páginas: 184
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 5 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2021-06-09
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Shows how New Testament authors inspired their audiences to experience a heightened sense of God’s presence   Many texts in the New Testament do more than simply explain the main tenets of the Christian faith; they invite believers to imagine and experience their theological claims. In Not withWisdom of Words Gary Selby examines how the New Testament writers shift their mode of discourse from explaining or arguing points of doctrine to representing those doctrines poetically, bringing the realities of the faith, as the ancient writers put it, “before the eyes” of their audience.   Bridging the disciplines of rhetorical studies, biblical studies, and theology, Selby draws on two central concepts from the classical tradition of poetics — mimesis, or representation, and phantasia, or visualization — to show how the New Testament writers understood the connection between faith and imagination. This unique perspective on reading New Testament texts will be important not only for scholars and students but also for homiletic and liturgical practice in the contemporary church.