• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities (Hardback)
  • Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities (Hardback)
zoom

Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities (Hardback)

(editor)
£65.50
Hardback 276 Pages / Published: 21/10/2005
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
One of the most pressing issues for scholars of religion concerns the role of persuasion in early Christianities and other religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. The essays in Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities explore questions about persuasion and its relationship to early Christianities. The contributors theorize about persuasion as the effect of verbal performances, such as argumentation in accordance with rules of rhetoric, or as a result of other types of performance: ritual, behavioural, or imagistic. They discuss the relationship between the verbal performance of rhetoric and other performative modes in generating, sustaining, and transmitting a persuasive form of religiosity. The essays in this book cover a wide chronological range (from the first century to late antiquity) and diverse topical examples contribute to the collection's thematic centre: the relations among formalized and technical verbal performances (rhetoric, texts) and other forms of persuasive performances (ritual, practices), the social agendas that early Christians pursued by means of verbal, rhetorical performances, and the larger social context in which Christians and other religious groups competitively jockeyed to attract the minds and bodies of audiences in the Greco-Roman world.

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN: 9780889204621
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An outstanding understanding of the influences which Christianity induced upon its early development....Very strongly recommended to all students of Christian History and Religious Studies, Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities is a seminal work of considerable scholarship.''--John Taylor,
``An outstanding understanding of the influences which Christianity induced upon its early development....Very strongly recommended to all students of Christian History and Religious Studies, Rhetoric and Reality in Early Christianities is a seminal work of considerable scholarship.''--John Taylor,

You may also be interested in...

The Screwtape Letters
Added to basket
HOLY BIBLE: King James Version (KJV) White Pocket Christening Edition
Added to basket
A Grief Observed
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Holy Bible
Added to basket
£20.00
Leather / fine binding
A Return to Love
Added to basket
HOLY BIBLE: King James Version (KJV) White Pocket Gift Edition
Added to basket
Mere Christianity
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
God's Little Book of Love
Added to basket
God's Little Book of Calm
Added to basket
Revelations of Divine Love
Added to basket
The Popes
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
God's Little Book of Hope
Added to basket
A Time to Keep Silence
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.