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n HTS : Theological Studies - Galatians and the περί ίδεων λόγον of Hermogenes : a rhetoric of severity in Galatians 5-6 : original research

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Abstract

Severe style in Galatians 5-6 is investigated from the perspective of the περί ίδεων λόγονof Hermogenes. Galatians 5:7-12 is an extreme example of what Hermogenes would categorise as vehemence. At the same time, it signifies a turning point: Harshness against the opposition peaks and is relentlessly sustained, whilst severity against Paul's Galatian recipients is slackening, but only up to a point. A résumé of the twofold trajectory of severity in Galatians is presented. Hermogenes can significantly help us appreciate the sustained presence, form and functioning of severe language in Galatians; much better than any or a combination of the three classical genres of speech topics. In view of the correspondences between Galatians and Hermogenes, it may even be asked whether Paul was familiar with traditional rhetorical material that in some form eventually also reached Hermogenes.

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2014-01-01
2016-12-06
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