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Oorreding in 1 Korintiërs 3:9c-23

A. H. Snyman
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 43, No 4 | a251 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v43i4.251 | © 2009 A. H. Snyman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 July 2009 | Published: 26 July 2009

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A. H. Snyman, Departement Nuwe Testament Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Persuasion in 1 Corinthians 3:9c-23
This article is an attempt to analyse 1 Corinthians 3:9c-23 from a perpective different to approaches which tend to force ancient rhetorical categories on the letter. The analysis is done in terms of what is called “a grounded theoretical approach”. This ap- proach is briefly defined, followed by a description of the rheto- rical situation of the letter and a systematic analysis of these fifteen verses. The focus is on the manner in which Paul ar- gues, the types of argument he uses and the rhetorical tech- niques that could enhance the impact of his communication. It is shown that all these strategies and techniques enable him to achieve his rhetorical objectives in 1 Corinthians 3:9c-23. The conclusion is that a text-based approach with its focus on the functional aspects of the text provides a good (or better) alternative to existing approaches which focus on the formal aspects of the text.


1 Corinthians 3:9c-23; Pauline Literature; Rhetorical Situation; Rhetorical Techniques; Text-Based Approach


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