Galatians and the Rhetoric of Crisis
By Nina E. Livesey
Livesey lays the works of Demosthenes, Cicero, and the Apostle Paul side-by-side and compares the rhetorical strategies—such as hyperbole, rebuke, and irony—that each used to win over their audiences. In doing so, she teases out the ambiguity and complexity of Paul’s letter to the Galatians and challenges simplistic explanations of his relationship to Judaism.
1. Creating a Sense of Urgency
2. Persuading through the Promotion of Self
3. Persuading through Emotive Language
4. Persuading through Disjuncture
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Rhetorical Terms and Devices
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