--Review of Biblical Literature (May 2012)
"... a fascinating discussion. ... [Witherington] is correct that social history and Greco-Roman rhetoric are now more purposely employed in interpretation and have made significant advances in our understanding of the NT—advances he masterfully demonstrates throughout this volume.
--Duane F. Watson, Interpretation (2011, 65:3)
"Witherington here shows how fruitful socio-rhetorical perspective can be. His lively and accessible style make for stimulating reading."
--Richard Bauckham, Professor of New Testament, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews
"This book's fascinating observations give stimuluating guidance in hearing the texts as they were very likely meant to be heard."
--Richard J. Erickson, Associate Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
"This book tackles a series of contentious subjects with clarity and verve. It may even change your mind on some."
--Darrell Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary