Vernon K. Robbins

Sociorhetorical Interpretation

Emory Studies in Early Christianity

Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity

Religious Sites in Atlanta

Emory Department of Religion

Emory Graduate Division of Religion



Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation

Recent Developments in Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation

"Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation," in David E. Aune (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) 192-219.

"Rhetography: A New Way of Seeing the Familiar Text," in C. Clifton Black and Duane F. Watson (eds.), Words Well Spoken: George Kennedy's Rhetoric of the New Testament (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2008).

"Response — Using Bakhtin's Lexicon Dialogicae to Interpret Canon, Apocalyptic, New Testament, and Toni Morrison," in Roland Boer (ed.), Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies (Semeia Studies 63; Atlanta: SBL, 2007) 187-203.

"Conceptual Blending and Early Christian Imagination," in Petri Luomanen, Ilkka Pyysiäinen, Risto Uro (eds.), Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism: Contributions from Cognitive and Social Science (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2007) 161-95.

"Enthymeme and Picture in the Gospel of Thomas," in Jon Ma. Asgeirsson, April D. DeConick, and Risto Uro (eds.), Thomasine Traditions in Antiquity: The Social and Cultural World of the Gospel of Thomas (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 59; Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2006) 175-207.

"Bodies and Politics in Luke 1-2 and Sirach 44-50: Men, Women, and Boys," Scriptura 90 (2005) 724-838.

"The Rhetorical Full-Turn in Biblical Interpretation and Its Relevance for Feminist Hermeneutics." In Her Master's Tools? Feminist and Postcolonial Engagements of Historical-Critical Discourse, Caroline Vander Stichele and Todd Penner, eds. Global Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship 9; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and Leiden: Brill, 2005: 109-127.

"Beginnings and Developments in Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation" (May 1, 2004).