L. Gregory Bloomquist

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Recent research publications:
​“Eyes Wide Open, Seeing Nothing: The Challenge of the Gospel of John’s Non-Visualizable Texture for Readings Using Visual Texture,” in The art of visual exegesis: Rhetoric, texts, images  ed. Vernon K. Robbins, Walter S. Melion, and Roy R. Jeal  (ESEC 19; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017), 121-167.


“Methodology for Rhetography and Visual Exegesis of the Gospel of John,” in The art of visual exegesis: Rhetoric, texts, images  ed. Vernon K. Robbins, Walter S. Melion, and Roy R. Jeal  (ESEC 19; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017), 89-120.


“Paul’s Inclusive Language: The Ideological Texture of Romans 1,” in Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Reader, ed. Vernon K. Robbins, Robert H. von Thaden Jr., and Bart B. Bruehler, Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016)


“Visualizing Philippians: Ancient Rhetorical Practice Meets Cognitive Science Through Sociorhetorical Interpretation.” In Paul and Ancient Rhetoric: Theory and Practice in the Hellenistic Context, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer, 265–84. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.


 “An Important Stoic Influence in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount: The Significance of Single-Mindedness.” Theoforum 46, no. 1 (2015): 165–83.


“Rhetorical discourses in Gospel of John and Acts of John: A response,” in Jesus and Mary reimagined in early Christian literature, ed. Vernon K. Robbins and Jonathan M. Potter (Writings from the Greco-Roman world supplements; Atlanta: SBL, 2015), 291-312.


Research publications by present & former students:

Fung, Dr. Ben, Review of Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Reader, ed. Vernon K. Robbins, Robert H. von Thaden Jr., and Bart B. Bruehler, Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016) in Theoforum 47 (2016-2017) 500-502.


Gruca-Macaulay, Dr. Alexandra. Lydia as a Rhetorical Construct in Acts. Society of Biblical Literature Emory Studies in Early Christianity. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.


Gunn,  Dr. Éloi, “Fundamentalist Religious Discourse in Process of Radicalization to Violence—Analysis,” Canadian Military Journal (May 4, 2018).


Recent reviews of publications by others:

L. Gregory Bloomquist, review of Istvan Czachesz, Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018)