Hate the Evil, Hold Fast to the Good
Structuring Romans 12.1-15.13
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 244
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Peng outlines a plausible structure for Romans 12.1 to 15.13. After a brief survey of scholars' opinions about the structure of this passage, three methodologies (structural exegesis, discourse analysis, and rhetorical criticism) are analysed. Having acknowledged that each of these methodologies has its own limitations, an eclectic approach, which is analogous with 'putting together a jigsaw puzzle without the final picture', is suggested. Peng also includes two appendices - the first is an assessment of the historical background of chapter 13.1 to 13.7 in light of the analysis presented; and the second is a short assessment of interpretations of the word 'pistis' in chapter 12.3 and 12.6, in which the rationale behind the interpretation of this term is discussed.
"This is not a book for the faint -hearted. Libraries that specialise in postgraduate biblical studies may wish to have it on their shalves, but its highly focused content means that is unlikely to be much in demand" tbr, volume 18 No 2, 2008--Sanford Lakoff "Theological Book Review "