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Description - Pauline Persuasion by Kieran O'Mahony

This is a book about the use of classical rhetoric in reading Paul. It begins with a useful review of the various strategies, and, in the light of the issues that emerge, it describes a rhetorical method which is then tested on 2 Corinthians 8-9. Here, the advice of the classical rhetorical manuals for constructing a text is used-in reverse order-so as to uncover the persuasive strategy being used by Paul in this case. This technique leads to a quite new reading of the two chapters, which O'Mahony then proceeds to test against the standard work in the field by Hans Dieter Betz.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841271491
ISBN-10: 1841271497
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kieran O'Mahony

Kieran J. O'Mahony is Lecturer in New Testament at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin.

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