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Lydia as a Rhetorical Construct in Acts
Gruca-Macaulay, Alexandra

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xiv +321. $45.95

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Emory Studies in Early Christianity, 18

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Description: In Lydia as a Rhetorical Construct in Acts, Gruca-Macaulay explores the sociorhetorical function of the story of Lydia, a named Lydian woman ancient interpreters would have associated with cultural stereotypes of Lydians. As a rhetorical figure, Lydia both influenced and was influenced by the ideology of the surrounding text in Acts 16, as well as the approach Luke-Acts as a whole takes to people who are somehow like Lydia.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Acts, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Rhetorical Criticism

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Review by Marianne Blickenstaff
Published 7/20/2017
Citation: Marianne Blickenstaff, review of Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay, Lydia as a Rhetorical Construct in Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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