This volume explores the rhetorical role that miracle discourse plays in the argumentation of the New Testament and early Christianity. The investigation includes both the rhetoric within miracle discourse and the rhetorical role of miracle discourse as it was incorporated into the larger works in which it is now a part. The volume also examines the social, cultural, religious, political, and ideological associations that miracle discourse had in the first-century Mediterranean world, bringing these insights to bear on the broader questions of early Christian origins. The contributors are L. Gregory Bloomquist, Wendy Cotter, David A. deSilva, Davina C. Lopez, Gail O'Day, Todd Penner, Vernon K. Robbins, and Duane F. Watson.
Duane F. Watson is Professor of New Testament Studies at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He is the author of The Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament: A Bibliographic Survey (Deo) and co-author of Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Notes on History and Method (Brill). He has edited or co-edited various titles, including The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the New Testament (Society of Biblical Literature) and Words Well Spoken: George Kennedy’s Rhetoric of the New Testament (Baylor University Press).
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