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Early Christian Rhetoric: The Language of the Gospel Hardcover – January 1, 1971

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 167 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (January 1, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674220021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674220027
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,143,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

About the Author

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

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8 of 15 people found the following review helpful By ANN KNIGHT on October 8, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I learned of Amos Niven Wilder in a discussion of this book, first published by Harper and Row as "The Language of the Gospel: Early Christian Rhetoric" from Bob and Kelly Wilhelm who operate Storyfest. Harvard U. Press has reversed the original title and subtitle, but Wilder's message is unchanged: each person can "tell the story" of (Christian) experience without memorizing verses from scripture. Story and storytelling remain essential to humanity's collective spiritual progress. Go quickly and tell.
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