Vain rhetoric : private insight and public debate in Ecclesiastes /

The Book of Ecclesiastes, like many ancient and modern first-person discourses, generates ambivalent responses in its readers. The book's rhetorical strategy produces both acceptance of, and suspicion towards, the major positions argued by the author. 'Vain rhetoric' aptly describes t...

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Author / Creator:Salyer, Gary D.
Imprint:Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (443 pages).
Language:English
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 327
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 327.
Subject:Bible. -- Ecclesiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- Ecclesiastes -- Language, style.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Ecclésiaste -- Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Ecclésiaste -- Style.
Bible. -- Ecclesiastes.
Rhétorique dans la Bible.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Wisdom Literature.
Prediker (bijbelboek)
Verteltheorie.
Retorica.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11183584
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ISBN:9780567644541
0567644545
1841271810
9781841271811
1281841773
9781281841773
9786611841775
6611841776
Notes:Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Graduate Theological Union, 1997.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-431) and indexes.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:The Book of Ecclesiastes, like many ancient and modern first-person discourses, generates ambivalent responses in its readers. The book's rhetorical strategy produces both acceptance of, and suspicion towards, the major positions argued by the author. 'Vain rhetoric' aptly describes the persuasive and dissuasive properties of the narrator's peculiar characterization. It also describes how the Book of Ecclesiates, with its abundant use of rhetorical questions, constant gapping techniques, and other strategies from the arsenal of ambiguity, is a stunning testimony to the power of the various str.
Other form:Print version: Salyer, Gary D. Vain rhetoric. Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2001 1841271810 9781841271811