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Paul's Paradigmatic 'I' : Personal E -  Dodd

Paul's Paradigmatic 'I'

Personal E

By: Dodd

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1999
ISBN: 9781850759140
Number Of Pages: 288

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This study claims that Paul uses his personal example as an explicit literary strategy in 1 Corinthians, Galatians and Philippians, and as an arguably implicit strategy in 1 Thessalonians and Philemon. He uses his own example to ground and illustrate his argumentation in a rhetorically sophisticated manner, often structuring his argument on such a basis. In places a crisp statement of his own case serves as a thesis statement of the argument that follows (e.g., Rom. 1.17; Gal. 1.10), while at other times it serves to summarize the argument and to provide a transition to the next phase (especially in 1 Corinthians and Gal. 2.15-21). All the while Paul's self-portrayals in his letters serve not autobiographical or egoistic purposes but pedagogical and argumentative aims.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
1 Corinthians 1-4: 'That You May Learn from our Example'p. 33
Paul, Spiritual Parent and Paradigm in Christ: 1 Corinthians 4.14-15.58p. 64
Galatians: Personal Example, Contrastive Modelsp. 133
Philippians: Polemical and Paradigmatic Self-Portrayalp. 171
Implicit Uses of Personal Example: Philemon and 1 Thessalonians 2.1-12p. 196
A Case in Point: Romans 7.7-25p. 221
Conclusionp. 235
Bibliographyp. 239
Index of Referencesp. 262
Index of Authorsp. 277
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ISBN: 9781850759140
ISBN-10: 1850759146
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.0  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1