Description: While most books on biblical rhetoric focus primarily on the epistles, this volume from prominent scholar C. Clifton Black considers the variety of rhetorical critical approaches now being applied to the Gospels (including Luke-Acts). This updated edition takes into account recent research since the first volume was published in 2001 and features two brand new chapters. Black provides an overview of the different forms of rhetorical criticism, with examples from the Gospel of John; studies of characterization in Matthew and Luke; an analysis of classical rhetorical criteria found in Mark and Luke-Acts; and an analysis of the rhetoric of the parables with implications for contemporary preaching.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Acts, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology
Review by Geert Van Oyen
Citation: Geert van Oyen, review of C. Clifton Black, The Rhetoric of the Gospel: Theological Artistry in the Gospels and Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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