The Rhetorical Approach to 1 Thessalonians

In Light of Ancient Funeral Oration

By Ezra JaeKyung Cho

The Rhetorical Approach to 1 Thessalonians

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  • Publication Date: 10/12/2020
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The Rhetorical Approach to 1 Thessalonians

In Light of Ancient Funeral Oration

By Ezra JaeKyung Cho

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This book is the rhetorical approach to 1 Thessalonians, particularly on funeral orations. Though many scholars have interpreted 1 Thessalonians in light of a thematic perspective, mirror reading, and epistolary approach, the author asserts that Paul employs elements of epideictic funerary oratory to persuade his audience. Encountering the growing persecution, sufferings, and even death of members, the believers of Thessalonica needed encouragement. As a rhetorical strategist, Paul needed effective methods to answer these problems, which he did so with Greco-Roman funeral orations. Moreover, this book delves into the funerary language with the paradoxical concepts Paul uses to illustrate topoi and the purpose of funeral oration in 1 Thessalonians. Consequently, this book proves these ideas by showing how funeral orations shed light on the whole of 1 Thessalonians in the exordium (1 Thess 1:2–3), the narratio (1:4—3:10), the consolation and exhortation (4:1—5:15), and peroratio with prayer (5:16–28).

Endorsements & Reviews-

“First Thessalonians has long been seen as a letter of consolation for Christians’ mourning the loss of fellow believers. Little did we realize that in fact the document is modelled on ancient eulogies in the form of epideictic rhetoric. Dr. Cho has demonstrated that this is exactly what is happening in 1 Thessalonians, and many puzzles about the letter are solved. Highly recommended.”

—Ben Witherington III, Amos Professor of NT for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary



“So much is published in biblical studies that new angles are rare. Jae Cho, however, has accomplished this rare feat: a new angle on 1 Thessalonians. He brings to bear significant research from ancient funeral orations not otherwise used in research on this important Pauline letter.”

—Craig S. Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Ezra JaeKyung Cho

Bio(s)-

Jae Kyung Cho is Professor of New Testament at Washington University of Virginia. He is the author of The Rhetorical Approach to 1 Thessalonians In Light of Ancient Funeral Oration (2020).


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