The Heavenly Trumpet (Paper)

John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation

  • 9780664225100
  • 6x9
  • 563
  • 168.75
  • Paper
  • 0664225101
  • 4/1/2002
  • 3-5 days processing
$ 65.00


Arguing that all Pauline interpretation depends significantly on the ways in which readers formulate their own images of the apostle, Margaret M. Mitchell posits that John Chrysostom, the most prolific interpreter of the Pauline epistles in the early church, exemplifies this phenomenon. Mitchell brings together Chrysostom's copious portraits of Paul--of his body, his soul, and his life circumstances--and for the first time analyzes them as complex rhetorical compositions built on well-known conventions of Greco-Roman rhetoric. Two appendices offer a fresh translation of Chrysostom's seven homilies de laudibus sancti Pauli and a catalogue of color plates of artistic representations that graphically represent the author/exegete dynamic this study explores.


Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Vol. 73, No. 4, Dec. 2005) "[A] virtuoso performance on all counts....This book is meticulously researched, clearly argued, and well written." --O. Larry Yarbrough, Middlebury College

You May Also Be Interested In...

The New Testament in Its Social Environment
Crisis and Catharsis
Putting Jesus in His Place
The Story of Romans
The Strange Woman
A Guide Through the New Testament
Letter Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity
Struggling with Scripture
Speaking Parables
Sign up to learn about new releases and other updates from WJK