A New Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels
A New Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels

A New Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels

Rhetorica Semitica


296 Pages, 6 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $43.99 (US $43.99) (CA $59.99)

Publication Date: May 2010

ISBN 9781934996119

Price: $43.99


In this book Meynet offers an entirely new perspective on the study of the Synoptic Gospels, adding further insights within the growing body of modern research into the meanings of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Utilizing the rhetorical method of analysis, of which he is a leading proponent, Meynet studies the composition of the Gospels as they were written and makes it possible to understand them in systematic and until now unexpected ways. The author does not approach these Gospels on the basis of introductory questions, but instead combines critical analysis with the evangelists own persuasive intentions

Author Biography

Roland Meynet, a French Jesuit, is presently professor of Biblical theology at the Papal Gregorian University in Rome and was the former director of its Department of Biblical Theology. He is a founding member and currently the secretary of the International Society for the Studies of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric in Rome and is one of the most important and renowned promoters of the rhetorical method as it applies to Biblical and Semitic texts. His numerous books and academic articles have contributed significantly to contemporary Biblical studies.