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Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation

Whitaker, Robyn J (2015) Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation. Mohr Siebeck, Tubingen. 280pp. ISBN 978-3-16-153978-7

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Abstract

Whitaker demonstrates how a rhetorical analysis of the visions of God in the Book of Revelation reveals the persuasive role of the visions of God and the Lamb in John's argument against cultic images and worship. Through the rhetorical technique of ekphrasis, the author adapts his Jewish sources to make present a God who is perceived to be spatially or temporally absent. In doing so, he o

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): ekphrasis, rhetoric, visions, Revelation, epiphany
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
Association with University of Divinity: TRC: Trinity College
Depositing User: Revd Dr Robyn Whitaker
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 14:48
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2019

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