Chiasmus in Antiquity Volume Reviewed

John W. Welch’s detailed volume entitled Chiasmus in Antiquity, examining this ancient literary art form as it apears in various ancient Near Eastern settings, including the Book of Mormon, has been reviewed by John Kselman.

The book was published in Germany in December 1981. The review will appear in the spring issue of Dialogue. Kselman is the book review editor for the Catholic Quarterly Review. Chiasmus in Antiquity was a joint project of seven European and American scholars. Kselman’s review concludes: “This is not a book for the general reader, although the material is presented clearly enough for comprehension; it is a book for the scholars of the literature of antiquity. A book that demands and amply repays intensive study, it is highly recommended.”