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The Rhetorical Purpose and the Political and Military Character of Philippians

A Call to Stand Firm. Mellen Biblical Press S. 13

By (author) Timothy C. Geoffrion
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1993
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773423745
ISBN-13: 9780773423749
Barcode No: 9780773423749
Synopsis
This text argues that Paul wrote "Philippians" in order to encourage the Christians in Philippi to remain steadfast in their commitment to Christ and the Gospel ministry and to show them how to do so. To organize the letter and accomplish his hortatory purpose, Paul drew upon the conventions of ancient deliberative rhetoric and utilized political topoi, terminology, and concepts to portray and reinforce corporate Christian identity as "heavenly citizenship".

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