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Paul's True Rhetoric : Ambiguity, Cunning and Deception in Greece -  Given

Paul's True Rhetoric

Ambiguity, Cunning and Deception in Greece

By: Given

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Published: 1st October 2001
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Scholars have long suspected that Paul'¬"s rhetorical strategies are not always irreproachable when judged by philosophical rhetorical standards. In Paul'¬"s True Rhetoric, Mark Given argues that Paul'¬"s rhetorical strategies in Acts and his letters display intentional ambiguity, cunning, and deception, and make him vulnerable to the charge that he perpetrates sophistries.Paul'¬"s deliberate use of misleading rhetoric was justified by his sincere conviction that he knew the truth and had a divine mandate to promote it in an apocalyptic world filled with deception. Like Socrates, Paul regarded his enemies and potential converts as being in a state of ignorance borne of deception. Since the deception was so severe, most had no idea how ignorant of the Truth they really were. Paul felt, as did Socrates, that he had to fool the deceived by becoming like them, pretending to be ignorant. Then, using an insinuative dialectic, he could gradually expose their ignorance both to themselves and others.Mark Given is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.>

"An ingenious poststructuralist reading of Paul that clearly shows poststructuralism, and deconstruction in particular, is not necessarily "anti-history" but that such readings can help elucidate historical discourse itself." Fred W. Burnett, Anderson University for Religious Studies Review, October 2002 "An ingenious poststructuralist reading of Paul that clearly shows poststructuralism, and deconstruction in particular, is not necessarily "anti-history" but that such readings can help elucidate historical discourse itself."--Fred W. Burnett, Anderson University for Religious Studies Review, October 2002" - Fred W. Burnett, Anderson University for Religious Studies Review, October 2002

ISBN: 9781563383410
ISBN-10: 1563383411
Series: Emory Studies in Early Christianity
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1