By Karl Moller
An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that triggered the construction of the ebook of Amos. Moller argues that the publication captures and provides the talk 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 upcoming divine punishment capabilities as a robust caution to next Judean readers.
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Extra resources for (A) Prophet in Debate: The Rhetoric of Persuasion in the Book of Amos (JSOT Supplement Series)
Cf. also R. Meynet, Rhetorical Analysis: An Introduction to Biblical Rhetoric (JSOTSup, 256; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998), for a detailed account of their methodological approach. In that work, Meynet employs the term 'rhetorical analysis' to refer to his approach but interestingly remarks that it is also called in French 'analyse structurelle' (Meynet, Rhetorical Analysis, p. 19). However, for a recent discussion of Amos's rhetoric of persuasion, in which the prophet's rhetorical task is understood as bringing his audience under the divine judgment, see now ch.
Wimsatt, 'Genesis: A Fallacy Revisisted', in P. Demetz, T. Green and L. ], The Disciplines of Criticism: Essays in Literary Theory, Interpretation, and History [New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968], pp. 193-225; idem, 'Genesis: An Argument Resumed', in idem, Day of the Leopards: Essays in Defense of Poems [New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976], pp. C. Beardsley, Aesthetics: Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism [New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1958]; idem, The Possibility of Criticism [Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1970]).
177. 133. Green, 'Discourse Analysis', p. 177. 32 A Prophet in Debate getting a message across and the active participation of readers in the communicative process. The former has been placed at the centre of rhetorical-critical interest by Bitzer, as we have seen above. However, it is given much attention also by advocates of discourse analysis such as Green or Callow, who promotes what he calls a 'semantically or cognitively oriented theory'. g. 138 They clearly demonstrate a close affinity with rhetorical-critical concerns.
(A) Prophet in Debate: The Rhetoric of Persuasion in the Book of Amos (JSOT Supplement Series) by Karl Moller