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This book details the variety of literary and rhetorical forms found in the New Testament and in the literature of the early Christian church. This authoritative reference source is a treasurey for understanding the methods employed by New Testament and early Christian writers. This encyclopedia will illuminate the ways words shaped the consciousness of those who encountered Christiam teaching. David E. Aune is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Gospel of Matthew in Current Study: Studies in Memory of William G. Thompson, S.J., a three volume commentary on the book of Revelation, and The New Testament in Its Literary Environment.
The Westminster Dictionary of New and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric is an authoritative reference that details the various literary and rhetorical forms found in the New Testament and in the literature of the early Christian church. David Aune's extensive study will be of immense value to scholars and all those interested in the ways in which literary and rhetorical forms were employed and how they functioned in the early Christian world.
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