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Bibil Identifier bibil:213831
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Socio-rhetorical Force of ‘Truth Talk’ and Lies
Title (English, ) The Case of 1 Joh
Author Neufeld, Dietmar
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-10 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article canvassed Greek and Roman sources for discussions concerning truth talk and lies. It has investigated what social historians and/or anthropologists are saying about truth talking and lying and has developed a model that will examine the issue of truth and lying in socio-religious terms as defined by the Graeco-Roman sources. The article tracked down the socio-rhetorical force of truth talk and lies, in terms of how they are strategically deployed to negotiate authority, to exert epistemic control, to define a personal and communal identity and to defend innovation in the midst of competing truth claims. It focused on the New Testament writing (1 John) and demonstrated that the author, in his desire to establish and defend his vision of truth, resorts to a style of truth talk endemic to the literary habits of Graeco-Roman antiquity. In so doing, the author established himself as a credible witness, set himself apart from those propounding falsehoods and, to some extent, distanced himself from the vision of truth propounded in the Gospel of John.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i1.941
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : Epistles of John : 1 John
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Truth
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