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Bibil Identifier bibil:226934
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Not with Eloquent Wisdom: Democratic Ekklēsia Discourse in 1 Corinthians 1–4
Author Miller, Anna C.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 35, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 323-354 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract For the most part, scholars have disregarded the influence of the democratic, civic ekklēsia on Paul’s discussion over speech and wisdom in 1 Cor. 1–4. Yet the notion of the civic ekklēsia served as a source of practice, identity and democratic discourse in the early Roman Empire. Moreover, speech proved to be a critical topos of democratic rhetoric, a topos structuring the nature of citizen participation and leadership in the ekklēsia context. Reading 1 Cor. 1–4 in light of ekklēsia discourse provides new insights into Paul’s rhetoric as designed to establish his authority by negotiating with a community that understood itself as a powerful, democratic assembly.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X13482798
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 1-4
Terms ἐκκλησία εκκλησια
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