Transient Apostle: Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire by Timothy Luckritz Marquis

Philosophy and Rhetoric 50 (2):238-245 (2017)

Rhetorics of travel wander across millennia and media. Travel speaks to our inborn interest in the outside and in the other and, as a topos, it enables us to communicate in diverse ways and to divergent communities. Turning to the rhetorical power of travel invites reconsideration of the communicative interplay of governments and cultures, of movements and ideas. Timothy Luckritz Marquis's Transient Apostle: Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire explores Paul's cultural transgressions through a study of travel in the context of empire; how Marquis asks, do rhetors such as Paul invent resistant social movements under imperial conditions? Bridging understandings of the margins, affect, and identity, Marquis calls...
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DOI 10.5325/philrhet.50.2.0238
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