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Exploring Philemon: Freedom, Brotherhood, and Partnership in the New Society
by Roy R. Jeal
SBL Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-88414-093-1 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-092-4 | Paper: 978-0-88414-091-7
Library of Congress Classification BS2765.52.J43 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 227.8606

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A new, sociorhetorical interpretation of the Letter to Philemon


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.


Features:



  • An analysis of the visual imagery of the letter

  • Application of up-to-date rhetorical, sensory-aesthetic, and intertextual interpretive methods

  • Use of Social and cultural, ideological, and theological strategies


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