Persuading the Galatians

Persuading the Galatians

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Rhetorical analyses of the Pauline letters concentrate on the way in which Paul went about persuading his readers by means of his letters. Normally scholars employ ancient rhetorical models to explain this. D. Francois Tolmie's study represents the first attempt to reconstruct Paul's rhetorical strategy in the Letter to the Galatians in a different way, namely by concentrating on the letter itself in order to develop the best categories for describing the way in which Paul tried to persuade his readers.A few examples will suffice. /. Studies based on a rather rigid application of ancient rhetorical categories. R. Jewett95 presents a rhetorical analysis of the proofs in Romans in order to outline its argument. He uses categories from the Rhetorica ad Herennium and Hermogones to describe the argumentation in the letter. ... Essays in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990), pp.

Title:Persuading the Galatians
Author:D. Francois Tolmie
Publisher:Mohr Siebeck - 2005


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