Vernon K. Robbins

Sociorhetorical Interpretation

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SR Studies 1991-1995 by Vernon K Robbins

  • “Foreword,” in John G. Cook, The Structure and Persuasive Power of Mark: A Linguistic Approach (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995) xiii-xvii.
  • “Divine Dialogue and the Lord’s Prayer: Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation of Sacred Texts,” Dialogue 28 (1995): 117-146.
  • “Social-Scientific Criticism and Literary Studies: Prospects for Cooperation in Biblical Interpretation,” in Philip F. Esler (ed.), Modelling Early Christianity: Social-Scientific Studies of the New Testament in Its Context (London: Routledge, 1995) 274-289.
  • “Oral, Rhetorical, and Literary Cultures: A Response,” Semeia 65 (1994): 75-91.
  • “Interpreting Miracle Culture and Parable Culture in Mark 4-11,” Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok 59 (1994): 59-81.
  • Socio-Rhetorical Criticism: Mary, Elizabeth, and the Magnificat as a Test Case,” in Elizabeth Struthers Malbon and Edgar V. McKnight (eds.), The New Literary Criticism and the New Testament (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994) 164-209.
  • “The Ritual of Reading and Reading a Text as a Ritual: Observations on Mieke Bal’s Death & Dissymmetry,” in David Jasper and Mark Ledbetter (eds.), In Good Company: Essays in Honor of Robert Detweiler (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994) 385-401.
  • “Biblical Sources for Pronouncement Stories in the Gospels,” with Miriam Dean-Otting, in The Rhetoric of Pronouncement (Semeia 64; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993) 95-115.
  • “Paradigms in Homer, Pindar, the Tragedians, and the New Testament,” with Øivind Andersen, in The Rhetoric of Pronouncement (Semeia 64; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993) 3-31.
  • “Introduction: Using Rhetorical Discussions of the Chreia to Interpret Pronouncement Stories,” in The Rhetoric of Pronouncement (Semeia 64; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993) vii-xvii.
  • “Rhetoric and Culture: Exploring Types of Cultural Rhetoric in a Text,” in Stanley E. Porter and Thomas H. Olbricht (eds.), Rhetoric and the New Testament: Essays from the 1992 Heidelberg Conference (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993) 443-463.
  • Progymnastic Rhetorical Composition and Pre-Gospel Traditions: A New Approach,” in Camille Focant (ed.), The Synoptic Gospels: Source Criticism and the New Literary Criticism (BETL 110; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1993) 111-147.
  • “A Male Reads a Feminist Reading: The Dialogical Nature of Pippin’s Power,” Semeia 59 (1992): 211-217.
  • “Using a Socio-Rhetorical Poetics to Develop a Unified Method: The Woman who Anointed Jesus as a Test Case,” 1992 SBL Seminar Papers (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992) 302-319.
  • “Form Criticism: New Testament,” The Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman; New York: Doubleday, 1992) 2:841-844.
  • “Apophthegm,” The Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman; New York: Doubleday, 1992) 1:307-309.
  • The Reversed Contextualization of Psalm 22 in the Markan Crucifixion: A Socio-Rhetorical Analysis,” in F. van Segbroeck, C.M. Tuckett, G. Van Belle, J. Verheyden (eds.), The Four Gospels 1992. Festschrift Frans Neirynck, Vol. 2 (BETL 100. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1992) 1161-1183.
  • “A Socio-Rhetorical Look at the Work of John Knox on Luke-Acts,” in Mikeal C. Parsons and Joseph B. Tyson (eds.), Cadbury, Knox, and Talbert: American Contributions to the Study of Acts (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992) 91-105.
  • “Introduction to the Paperback Edition,” in Jesus the Teacher: A Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation of Mark (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992) xix-xliv.
  • “Beelzebul Controversy in Mark and Luke: Rhetorical and Social Analysis,” Forum 7.3-4 (1991): 261-77.
  • Luke-Acts: A Mixed Population Seeks a Home in the Roman Empire,” in Loveday Alexander (ed.), Images of Empire (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991) 202-221.
  • “From New Criticism and the New Hermeneutic to Poststructuralism: Twentieth Century Hermeneutics,” with Robert Detweiler, in Stephen Prickett (ed.), Reading The Text: Biblical Criticism and Literary Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991) 225-280.
  • Writing as a Rhetorical Act in Plutarch and the Gospels,” in Duane F. Watson (ed.), Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric in Honor of George A. Kennedy (Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991) 157-186.
  • The Social Location of the Implied Author of Luke-Acts,” in Jerome H. Neyrey (ed.), The Social World of Luke-Acts: Models for Interpretation (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991) 305-332.
  • “Text and Context in Recent Studies of the Gospel of Mark,” Religious Studies Review 17 (1991): 16-23.

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