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Figuring Jesus : the power of rhetorical figures of speech in the Gospel of Luke.
This dissertation examines Luke's use of rhetorical figures of speech on the lips of Jesus as a means of persuading his audience to accept a role-reversing message that challenged the social, religious, economic and political ...
Reading the American Bible : its role in liberal morality, criminal justice attitudes, and attitudes about religion and science.
The Bible has had a large impact on American culture, but thus far very little research has looked at the impact that reading the Bible may have. Research shows that religion has the tendency to have a conservative influence ...