The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse

The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse

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This study establishes a concept of culture and then combines it with Geertz' anthropological concept of thick description. Subsequently, the relation of texts to society and culture is discussed. In this manner, multiple methods of interpretation are used in an organized and programmatic way, allowing the reader insights into the development of early Christianity. In this study, Vernon Robbins expounds and develops his system of socio-rhetorical criticism, bringing together social-scientific and literary-critical approaches to explore early Christanity. This book investigates Christianity as a cultural phenomenon, and treats its canonical texts as ideological constructs.nature of early Christian texts with analysis of the social, cultural and historical nature of their discourse. ... They were literary critics who read novels, structuralists who made detailed diagrams, linguists and sociolinguists who created difficultanbsp;...

Title:The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse
Author:Vernon K. Robbins
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-11-01


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