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Paul and the ancient letter form / edited by Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams.

Porter, Stanley E., 1956- (Added Author). Adams, Sean A. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Epistles of Paul > Language, style.
Greek letters > History and criticism.
Letter writing, Greek.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004190672
  • ISBN: 9004190678
  • ISBN: 9004181636
  • ISBN: 9789004181632
  • ISBN: 1282786636
  • ISBN: 9781282786639
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 369 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Pauline epistolography : an introduction / Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams -- A functional letter perspective : towards a grammar of epistolary form / Stanley E. Porter -- Paul's letter opening and Greek epistolography : a matter of relationship / Sean A. Adams -- How to begin, and why? : diverse functions of the Pauline prescript within a Greco-Roman context / Philip L. Tite -- Gospel within the constraints of an epistolary form : Pauline introductory thanksgivings and Paul's theology of thanksgiving / David W. Pao -- Paul's letter thanksgiving / Peter Arzt-Grabner -- A significant decade : the trajectory of the Hellenistic epistolary thanksgiving / Raymond F. Collins -- Investigating the Pauline letter body : issues, methods, and approaches / Troy W. Martin -- A moral dilemma? : the epistolary body of 2 Timothy / Cynthia Long Westfall -- Paul's letter paraenesis / Young Chul Whang -- Philosophical and epistolary contexts for Pauline paraenesis / Andrew W. Pitts -- Sincerely, Paul : the significance of the Pauline letter closings / Jeffrey A.D. Weima.
Summary: Throughout the last century, there has been continuous study of Paul as a writer of letters. Although this fact was acknowledged by previous generations of scholars, it was during the twentieth century that the study of ancient letter-writing practices came to the fore and began to be applied to the study of the letters of the New Testament. This volume seeks to advance the discussion of Paul's relationship to Greek epistolary traditions by evaluating the nature of ancient letters as well as the individual letter components. These features are evaluated alongside Paul's letters to better under.
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