Dr. Roy Jeal’s latest a critical study for those interested in the intersection of art and biblical interpretation

Dr. Roy Jeal’s latest a critical study for those interested in the intersection of art and biblical interpretation

April 26, 2017

Booth University College is excited to announce the release of a new book co-edited by Religion Professor Dr. Roy Jeal, The Art of Visual Exegesis: Rhetoric, Texts, Images.

Dr. Jeal wrote a chapter in the book and is co-editor with Vernon K. Robbins (Professor of New Testament and Comparative Sacred Texts at Emory University) and Walter S. Melion (Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University). Dr. Jeal’s chapter is titled “Visual Interpretation: Blending Rhetorical Arts in Colossians 2:6-3:4.”

Published by SBL Press in April 2017, The Art of Visual Exegesis has a special focus on biblical texts and images, nurturing new developments in biblical studies and art history during the last two or three decades. As noted by the publisher, “Analysis and interpretation of specific works of art introduce guidelines for students and teachers who are interested in the relation of verbal presentation to visual production. The essays provide models for research in the humanities that move beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries erected in previous centuries. In particular, the volume merges recent developments in rhetorical interpretation and cognitive studies with art historical visual exegesis. Readers will master the tools necessary for integrating multiple approaches both to biblical and artistic interpretation.”

The Art of Visual Exegesis is in the Emory Studies in Early Christianity series, which investigates early Christian literature within the context of Mediterranean literature, religion, society, and culture.

It features resources for understanding the relation of texts to artistic paintings and images, as well as tools for integrating multiple approaches both to biblical and artistic interpretation. There are sixty images and fifteen illustrations.

To purchase a copy, please visit Amazon.ca: hardcover $112.67, paperback $87.21, or a Kindle version $87.21 (Kindle version will be delivered to your Kindle or other device on April 28, 2017).

Dr. Jeal is a member of the Editorial Board of the SBL Press Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Group. He is also the author of Integrating Theology and Ethics in Ephesians: The Ethos of Communication (2000), Colossians-Philemon: A Beginning-Intermediate Greek Reader (2015), and Exploring Philemon: Freedom, Brotherhood, and Partnership in the New Society (2015).

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