Words Well Spoken

Words Well Spoken

George Kennedy's Rhetoric of the New Testament

Studies in Rhetoric & Religion

Edited by C. Clifton Black and Duane F. Watson

269 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781602580640
  • Published: September 2008


  • Paperback
  • 9781481308212
  • Published: November 2019



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.