Vain Rhetoric

Vain Rhetoric

Private Insight and Public Debate in Ecclesiastes

eBook - 2001
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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.
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, Ă2001
ISBN: 9780567644541
Characteristics: 1 online resource (443 pages)


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