Early Christian Rhetoric: The Language of the Gospel

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Mr. Wilder study of early Christian rhetoric, first published in this country and in England in 1964, was hailed as the basic work on the literary art of the New Testament, important for its analysis of oral forms and for its insight into the novelty of New Testament speech.

The Tale Review commented, "Wilder brings to this study of New Testament language not only the ability of a recognized scholar in that field, but also a long-standing and well-informed interest in the broader literary picture. Working both these interests simultaneously, he argues that form and content in the language of the New Testament are integrally related... Here is nontechnical writing on the New Testament at its best, a book which should be of general interest to a large circle of readers, and it is a pleasure to note that for words the author's hand is as keen as his eye."

In his introduction to this reissue Mr. Wilder explains more particularly the aim and method of the work, discusses the significance of his approach in current biblical interpretation, and considers some recent developments in the specifically "literary" and rhetorical aspects of New Testament study.

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Amos N. Wilder is Hollis Professor of Divinity, Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School

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Amos N. Wilder "has written a subtle, profound, and tantalizing book... his theses... are well worth consideration and discussion. (Interpretation)

To his examination of the New Testament "Amos Wilder brings a rare capacity for analysis and summary, wide-ranging scholarship and profound understanding of literature. (Anglican Theological Review)

An illuminating literary appreciation of the New Testament. (Westminster Bookman)

Likely to be a standard work on the subject for a long time to come. (British Weekly)

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