It has been more than two decades since the publication of George Kennedy's influential New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism (1984). The essays in Words Well Spoken demonstrate the influence of Kennedy's work on New Testament studies. The essays offer applications of his method to canonical New Testament books and provide more general discussions of rhetorical analysis. Kennedy's thoughtful response articulates his present thinking about the New Testament and demonstrates why this scholar continues to be of such value to New Testament studies.
C. Clifton Black (Ph.D., Duke University) is Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and Horizons in Biblical Theology and a series editor for The New Testament Library . Black's books include The Eighth Day of Creation: An Anthology of Christian Scripture (2008), Anatomy of the New Testament (2006), and The Rhetoric of the Gospel: Theological Artistry in the Gospels and Acts (2001). Duane F. Watson (Ph.D. Duke University) is Professor of New Testament Studies at Malone College. His most recent titles include The Rhetoric of the New Testament: A Bibliographic Survey (2006), Fabrics of Discourse: Essays in Honor of Vernon K. Robbins (2003), and The History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 1: The Ancient Period (2003).
Abbreviations Acknowledgements 1. C. Clifton Black and Duane F. Watson Introduction 2. Margaret D. Zulick The Recollection of Rhetoric: A Brief History 3. Thomas H. Olbricht George Kennedyas Scholarship in the Context of North American Rhetorical Studies 4. Duane F. Watson The Influence of George Kennedy on Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament 5. C. Clifton Black Kennedy and the Gospels: An Ambiguous Legacy, A Promising Bequest 6. Vernon K. Robbins Rhetography: A New Way of Seeing the Familiar Text 7. Blake Shipp George Kennedyas Influence on Rhetorical Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles 8. Frank W. Hughes George Kennedyas Contribution to Rhetorical Criticism of the Pauline Letters 9. James D. Hester Kennedy and the Reading of Paul: The Energy of Communication 10. Greg Carey Moving an Audience: One Aspect of Pathos in the Book of Revelation 11. George A. Kennedy Afterword Curriculum Vitae: George Alexander Kennedy Bibliography List of Contributors Indexes