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Exploring Philemon: Freedom, Brotherhood, and Partnership in the New Society
Jeal, Roy R.

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. xxix + 230. $30.95

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Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity, 2

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Description: Exploring Philemon shows how this letter entered the world of the ancient Mediterranean and the early church with a dramatic and powerful rhetorical force by analyzing the range of textures interwoven with each other to produce a profound effect on an early Christian (Philemon) and on the church that met in his home. It demonstrates that many striking and subtle features work together to present a rhetorical argument that the new Christian society must be one of freedom, brotherhood, and partnership not just for the powerful, but for all.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Philemon, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Rhetorical Criticism

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Review by Timothy Gombis
Published 5/12/2017
Citation: Timothy Gombis, review of Roy R. Jeal, Exploring Philemon: Freedom, Brotherhood, and Partnership in the New Society, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


Review by S. Matthew Solomon
Published 5/12/2017
Citation: S. Matthew Solomon, review of Roy R. Jeal, Exploring Philemon: Freedom, Brotherhood, and Partnership in the New Society, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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