By Karl Moller
An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that caused the construction of the ebook of Amos. Moller argues that the publication captures and offers the controversy among Amos and his 8th-century viewers. while learn within the mild of Israel's fall, the presentation of Amos suffering (and failing) to persuade his contemporaries of the upcoming divine punishment features as a robust caution to next Judean readers.
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Rancher, 'Performative Utterances, the Word of God, and the Death of the Author', pp. C. White, 'The Value of Speech Act Theory for Old Testament Hermeneutics', pp. 41-63; D. Patte, 'Speech Act Theory and Biblical Exegesis', pp. J. Buss, 'Potential and Actual Interactions Between Speech Act Theory and Biblical Studies', pp. 125-34. G. N. J. H. J. Brill, 1991), pp. 129-42; and A. Wagner, Sprechakte und Sprechaktanalyse im Alien Testament: Untersuchungen im biblischen Hebrdisch an der Nahtstelle zwischen Handlungsebene und Grammatik(EZAW, 253; Berlin: W.
F. 2, pp. 331-41. 88. Muilenburg, 'Form Criticism', pp. 8-18. Many scholars responded to Muilenburg's call and produced a substantial quantity of rhetorical-critical investigations along the lines proposed by him. See, for instance, the articles in JJ. Jackson and M. A. M. Gunn and AJ. ), Art and Meaning: Rhetoric in Biblical Literature (JSOTSup, 19; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1982). For assessments of Muilenburg's achievements and programmatic interactions with his proposal cf. W. Anderson, 'The New Frontier of Rhetorical Criticism.
269-97 (269), who remarks that 'language should not be studied as a means of the purely personal expression but as a means of communication'. 139. Wendland, 'Discourse Analysis', p. 20 (my italics). 140 Having illustrated how discourse analysis and rhetorical criticism converge in their interest in the author's communicative intent, I should point out that both are marked also by their attention to the active participation of readers in the process of communication. 142 However, Green, too, notes that meaning is textually constrained.