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Recent Publications and Research

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.

See the review by Prof. Davina Lopez, Review of Biblical Literature 02/2018.

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.

See the review by Prof. Davina Lopez, Review of Biblical Literature 02/2018.

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), 119-148.

See the reviews by  Prof. Greg Carey, Review of Biblical Literature (2017) and by Dr. B. Fung, Theoforum 47 (02) 2017.

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

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.

See the review by Prof. E. M. Wainwright, Review of Biblical Literature 02/2019.

RECENT BOOK REVIEWS

Czachesz, István. Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.  In Review of Biblical Literature (2018).

Danielson, Dennis. The Tao of Right and Wrong. Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing, 2018. In Theoforum (forthcoming).

Parsons, Mikeal C., and Michael Wade Martin. Ancient Rhetoric and the New Testament: The Influence of Elementary Greek Composition. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2019. In Review of Biblical Literature (forthcoming), with Dr. Michael Klassen.