Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Towards a definition of rhetoric; 3. Methods of rhetorical analysis and Galatians; 4. Rhetorical structure and Galatians; 5. Rhetorical species and Galatians; 6. The language of Paul's Letters 1. As evaluated by early Christian writers; 7. The language of Paul's Letters 2. The contribution of modern studies; 8. Conclusions; Select bibliography; Index of subjects; Index of modern authors.
"A thorough study of the rhetorical handbooks is followed by an application of the findings to Galatians." Interpretation "...Kern presents a thoughtful critique of ancient rhetorical methodology as applied to Paul's letters." Review of Biblical Literature