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(A) Prophet in Debate: The Rhetoric of Persuasion in the by Karl Moller

By Karl Moller

An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that brought on the construction of the publication of Amos. Moller argues that the e-book captures and offers the controversy among Amos and his 8th-century viewers. while learn within the mild of Israel's fall, the presentation of Amos suffering (and failing) to persuade his contemporaries of the approaching divine punishment features as a robust caution to next Judean readers.

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Mason, Propaganda and Subversion in the Old Testament (London: SPCK, 1997), p. 26; cf. also p. ' 80. Sternberg, Poetics, p. 17. 81. Cf. Barton's remarkable comment mentioned earlier that redaction-critical operations are more often than not either unnecessary or unsuccessful (Barton, Reading the Old Testament, p. 58). In the case of Amos, I believe them to be largely unnecessary (see also the discussion in K. Moller, 'Words of [In-]evitable Certitude? ], After Pentecost, pp. 352-86 [360-64]). Introduction 21 'initial impression' that the material of the book makes sense when read against an eighth-century background confirmed by my reading?

Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker (JSOTSup, 229; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996), pp. 217-30; W. Houston, 'What Did the Prophets Think They Were Doing? ), 'The Place Is Too Small for Us', pp. 133-53; T. L. M. ), The Book and the Text: The Bible and Literary Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990), pp. 231-36; Patrick, Rhetoric of Revelation; and Moller, 'Words of (In-)evitable Certitude'. See also the following works in the area of New Testament studies: T. Aurelio, Disclosures in den Gleichnissen Jesu: Eine Anwendung der Disclosure-Theorie von IT.

Grice, 'Logic and Conversation', in P. L. ), Syntax and Semantics. III. Speech-Acts (New York: Academic Press, 1975), pp. R. ), The Philosophy of Language (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 54-70. 147 Whereas the first is defined as 'the performance of an act of saying something', an illocution is 'the performance of an act in saying something' and a perlocution is 'the performance of an act by saying something'. '148 Especially the distinction between different kinds of speech acts, or rather different aspects of a speech act, between 'locution', 'illocution' and 'perlocution',149 is a useful conception in that it provides us with welldefined concepts that allow further refinement of my functional approach to the book of Amos.

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