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Biblical form criticism in its context by Martin J. Buss

By Martin J. Buss

This magnum opus isn't one other catalogue of the different types of biblical literature, yet a deeply mirrored account of the importance of shape itself. Buss writes out of his event in Western philosophy and the elaborate involvement of biblical feedback in philosophical historical past. both, biblical feedback and the improvement of notions of shape are concerning social contexts, no matter if from the aspect of the aristocracy  Read more...

Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; bankruptcy 1 advent: spotting kinds; bankruptcy 2 BIBLICAL styles; bankruptcy three GRAECO-ROMAN THEORIES OF shape; bankruptcy four EARLY AND MEDIAEVAL ANALYSES; bankruptcy five POSTMEDIAEVAL EXAMINATIONS OF shape; bankruptcy 6 FORMAL research through the REIGN OF HISTORIOGRAPHY (c. 1775-1875); bankruptcy 7 'FORM' AFTER 1875 open air religious study; bankruptcy eight JEWISH ANALYSES OF shape, c. 1875-1965; bankruptcy nine ROMAN CATHOLIC perspectives OF LITERARY shape, c. 1875-1965; bankruptcy 10 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE: PROTESTANT ANALYSES mostly through OR FOR NONSPECIALISTS, c. 1875-1965.

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200 CE) argued that the 'complexion' of the letter to the Hebrews is similar to that of writings by Luke; he thus credited Luke with translating it from an original in Hebrew by Paul. Dionysius of Alexandria (third century CE) showed differences in phraseology and manner of reasoning between the Gospel of John and the Apocalypse. 18 Especially notable for the recognition of particularity is the fact that Jerome, besides referring to common biblical speech patterns (Schade, 84), pointed out distinctive stylistic features for a number of biblical books.

Hagglund, 1-44; Young 1993: 48-60. 4. 17 Clement (c. 200 CE) argued that the 'complexion' of the letter to the Hebrews is similar to that of writings by Luke; he thus credited Luke with translating it from an original in Hebrew by Paul. Dionysius of Alexandria (third century CE) showed differences in phraseology and manner of reasoning between the Gospel of John and the Apocalypse. 18 Especially notable for the recognition of particularity is the fact that Jerome, besides referring to common biblical speech patterns (Schade, 84), pointed out distinctive stylistic features for a number of biblical books.

As stated in detail by Demetrius (and more briefly earlier by Aristotle, Rhetoric 1408a), the level of style employed is to accord with the importance (in part, social) of the subject matter discussed. For example, a depiction of great battles or of heaven and earth is appropriately presented in magnificent form, but the description of a cottage calls for simple style (On Style 75, 190). What are the marks of high style? 11 (first century BCE), they are as much ornateness as possible. In line with such thinking, Demetrius assigned allegory, the most elaborate scheme, to magnificent style and an employment of proverbs and fables primarily to the charmful, intermediate style.

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