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Kennedy, George A. (George Alexander) 1928-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 525 publications in 11 languages and 16,690 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Annotator
Classifications: PA3265, 808
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Most widely held works by George A Kennedy
Classical rhetoric and its Christian and secular tradition from ancient to modern times by George A Kennedy( Book )

51 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but ever vital art of persuasion. Now, George Kennedy offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition. From its development in ancient Greece and Rome, through its continuation and adaptation in Europe and America through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to its enduring significance in the twentieth century, he traces the
The Cambridge history of literary criticism by Marshall Brown( Book )

50 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism ... provides a thorough account of the critical tradition emerging with the modernist and avant-garde writers of the early twentieth century (Eliot, Pound, Stein, Yeats), continuing with the New Critics (Richards, Empson, Burke, Winters), and feeding into the influential work of Leavis, Trilling and others who helped form the modern institutions of literary culture. The core period covered is 1910-60, but explicit connections are made with nineteenth-century traditions and there is discussion of the implications of modernism and the New Criticism for our own time, with its inherited formalism, anti-sentimentalism, and astringency of tone. The book provides a companion to the other twentieth-century volumes of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, and offers a systematic and stimulating coverage of the development of the key literary-critical movements, with chapters on groups and genres as well as on individual critics."--Publisher's description
On rhetoric : a theory of civic discourse by Aristotle( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on careful study of the Greek text and informed by the best modern scholarship, it is the most faithful English version ever published of the book that first defined and organized the study of civic discourse along philosophical lines and still shapes the study of rhetoric and composition in modern times. Comprehensive introductory discussions, a detailed outline, extensive notes, and a glossary of Aristotle's rhetorical terms make the work readily accessible to modern students, while an appendix offers translations of relevant ancient texts and essays on the treatise, with an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses. -- Publishers description
The art of persuasion in Greece by George A Kennedy( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of rhetoric in the Roman world, 300 B.C.-A.D. 300 by George A Kennedy( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament interpretation through rhetorical criticism by George A Kennedy( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament Interpretation through Rhetorical Criticism provides readers of the Bible with an important tool for understanding the Scriptures. Based on the theory and practice of Greek rhetoric in the New Testament, George Kennedy's approach acknowledges that New Testament writers wrote to persuade an audience of the truth of their messages. These writers employed rhetorical conventions that were widely known and imitated in the society of the times. Sometimes confirming but often challenging common interpretations of texts, this is the first systematic study of the rhetorical composition of the New Testament. As a complement to form criticism, historical criticism, and other methods of biblical analysis, rhetorical criticism focuses on the text as we have it and seeks to discover the basis of its powerful appeal and the intent of its authors. Kennedy shows that biblical writers employed both "external" modes of persuasion, such as scriptural authority, the evidence of miracles, and the testimony of witnesses, and "internal" methods, such as ethos (authority and character of the speaker), pathos (emotional appeal to the audience), and logos (deductive and inductive argument in the text). In the opening chapter Kennedy presents a survey of how rhetoric was taught in the New Testament period and outlines a rigorous method of rhetorical criticism that involves a series of steps. He provides in succeeding chapters examples of rhetorical analysis, looking closely at the Sermon on the Mount, the Sermon on the Plain, Jesus' farewell to the disciples in John's Gospel, the distinctive rhetoric of Jesus, the speeches in Acts, and the approach of Saint Paul in Second Corinthians, Thessalonians, Galatians, and Romans
Quintilian by George A Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative rhetoric : an historical and cross-cultural introduction by George A Kennedy( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative Rhetoric is the first book to offer a cross-cultural overview of rhetoric as a universal feature of expression, composition, and communication. It begins with a theory of rhetoric as a form of mental and emotional energy which is transmitted from a speaker or writer to an audience or reader through a speech or text. In the first part of the book, George Kennedy explores analogies to human rhetoric in animal communication, possible rhetorical factors in the origin of human speech, and rhetorical conventions in traditionally oral societies in Australia, the South Pacific, Africa, and the Americas. Topics discussed include forms of reasoning, the function of metaphor, and the forms and uses of formal language. The second part of the book provides an account of rhetoric as understood and practiced in early literate societies in the Near East, China, India, Greece, and Rome, identifying unique or unusual features of Western discourse in comparison to uses elsewhere. The concluding chapter summarizes the results of the study and evaluates the validity of traditional Western rhetorical concepts in describing non-Western rhetoric. Addressing both what is general or common in all rhetorical traditions and what is unique or unusual in the Western tradition, Comparative Rhetoric is ideally suited for courses in rhetoric, rhetoric theory, the history of rhetoric, intercultural communication, linguistic anthropology, and comparative linguistics
Greek rhetoric under Christian emperors by George A Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new history of classical rhetoric by George A Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Kennedy's three volumes on classical rhetoric have long been regarded as authoritative treatments of the subject. This new volume, an extensive revision and abridgment of The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors, provides a comprehensive history of classical rhetoric, one that is sure to become a standard for its time. Kennedy begins by identifying the rhetorical features of early Greek literature that anticipated the formulation of "metarhetoric," or a theory of rhetoric, in the fifth and fourth centuries b.c.e. and then traces the development of that theory through the Greco-Roman period. He gives an account of the teaching of literary and oral composition in schools, and of Greek and Latin oratory as the primary rhetorical genre. He also discusses the overlapping disciplines of ancient philosophy and religion and their interaction with rhetoric. The result is a broad and engaging history of classical rhetoric that will prove especially useful for students and for others who want an overview of classical rhetoric in condensed form
Progymnasmata : Greek textbooks of prose composition and rhetoric( Book )

23 editions published in 2003 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasive artistry : studies in New Testament rhetoric in honor of George A. Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing diverse strains of plants often yields a hybrid more vibrant than the parent strains. The same can be said of crossing diverse branches of knowledge, as in the integration of biblical and rhetorical studies that has produced the new hybrid of interpretative rhetorical criticism. This integration is due in no small measure to the creative efforts of George A. Kennedy. In this well-integrated volume of essays in his honour, 17 scholars display the influence of the approach taken by Kennedy and others upon the interpretation of the Gospels, Acts, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Eph
The orator in action and theory in Greece and Rome( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invention and method : two rhetorical treatises from the Hermogenic corpus by Hermogenes( Book )

24 editions published in 2005 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Greek rhetorical treatises from the Roman Empire : introduction, text, and translation of the Arts of rhetoric, attributed to Anonymous Seguerianus and to Apsines of Gadara by Anonymus Seguerianus( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of literary criticism by George A Kennedy( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece and proceeding to the writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic and Roman authors, this volume is not only for classicists but for those with no Greek or Latin who are interested in the origins of literary history, theory, and criticism
Fictitious authors and imaginary novels in French, English, and American fiction from the 18th to the start of the 21st century by George A Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical criticism( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying the beginnings of critical consciousness in Greece and proceeding to the writings of Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Hellenistic and Roman authors, this volume is not only for classicists but for those with no Greek or Latin who are interested in the origins of literary history, theory, and criticism
The Latin Iliad : introduction, text, translation, and notes by Baebius Italicus( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Latin and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of literary criticism by Raman Selden( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the most influential and hotly debated areas of literary theory: those developing in Europe but having their main impact in the Anglo-American world of academic literary studies, whose course they have fundamentally redirected.--Résumé de l'éditeur
 
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Alternative Names
George A. Kennedy (classicist) Amerikaans klassiek filoloog

George A. Kennedy US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

George Alexander Kennedy

Kennedy, George.

Kennedy, George 1928-

Kennedy, George A.

Kennedy, George A. 1928-

Kennedy, George A. (George Alexander), 1928-

Kennedy, George Alexander 1928-

جورج كينيدي

جورج. كينيدي، 1928-

كنيدي، جورج، 1928-

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The Cambridge history of literary criticismOn rhetoric : a theory of civic discourseThe art of rhetoric in the Roman world, 300 B.C.-A.D. 300New Testament interpretation through rhetorical criticismComparative rhetoric : an historical and cross-cultural introductionGreek rhetoric under Christian emperorsA new history of classical rhetoricProgymnasmata : Greek textbooks of prose composition and rhetoric