Exploring the Texture of Texts: A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretations / Edition 1

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Overview

Socio-rhetorical criticism has established itself as one of the promising new methods of biblical study today. Vernon K. Robbins here provides an accessible introduction to socio-rhetorical criticism, illustrating the method by guiding the reader through the study of specific New Testament texts and stories.

An opening chapter outlines this new approach and its focus on values, convictions, and beliefs both in the texts we read and in the world in which we live. Then follow chapters on getting inside a text (inner texture), that is, studying the internal aspects of words and meanings in the text: entering the interactive world of the test (intertexture,), that is relating the text being interpreted to a wide range of phenomena that lie outside the text: living with the text in the world (social and cultural texture), that is, examining the social and cultural locations in the world that the language of the text evokes: and shared interests in commentary and in the text (ideological texture), that is, looking at the way the text itself and interpreters of the text position themselves in relation to other individuals and groups.

Texts studied include the rich man and Jesus in Mark 10:17-22 (inner texture): the Pentecost event in Acts 2 (intertexture): the woman who anointed Jesus in Luke 7:36-50 and John 9 (social and cultural texture): the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40 and "women keep silent" in 1 Corinthians 14: 26-40 (ideological texture).

Vernon K. Robbins is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion, Emory University, and the author of Ancient Quotes and Anecdotes: From Crib to Crypt and The Rhetoric of Pronouncement.

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Editorial Reviews

David G. Horrell
...Robbins outlines the approach to biblical interpretation that he has developed in recent yearswhich he terms "socio-rhetorical criticism"....A particular aim is to draw together literary-rhetorical and social-scientific approaches....Overallthis is a book full of taxonomy: each arena of texture is divided into various typeswithin which further sub-divisions are found....students and teachers will find that each chaptertogether with its study guidechallenges them to experiment with a variety of approaches to interpretationall of which should enrich their appreciation of the text. —Society of Biblical Literature
David G. Horrell
...Robbins outlines the approach to biblical interpretation that he has developed in recent years, which he terms "socio-rhetorical criticism"....A particular aim is to draw together literary-rhetorical and social-scientific approaches....Overall, this is a book full of taxonomy: each arena of texture is divided into various types, within which further sub-divisions are found....students and teachers will find that each chapter, together with its study guide, challenges them to experiment with a variety of approaches to interpretation, all of which should enrich their appreciation of the text.
Society of Biblical Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563381836
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,128,389
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Vernon K. Robbins is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion, Emory University, and the author of Ancient Quotes and Anecdotes: From Crib to Crypt and The Rhetoric of Pronouncement.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The New Approach Called Socio-Rhetorical Criticism 1
1 Inner Texture: Getting Inside a Text 7
2 Intertexture: Entering the Interactive World of a Text 40
3 Social and Cultural Texture: Living With a Text in the World 71
4 Ideological Texture: Sharing Interests in Commentary and Text 95
5 Sacred Texture: Seeking the Divine in a Text 120
Conclusion 132
Bibliography 133
Index of Scriptures and Ancient Texts 139
Index of Modern Authors 144
Index of Subjects 145
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