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A Rhetorical Analysis of Paul’s Contrasting Use of προλαμβάνω and ἐκδέχομαι in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Kwon, Oh-Young (2015) A Rhetorical Analysis of Paul’s Contrasting Use of προλαμβάνω and ἐκδέχομαι in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. Journal of Biblical Text Research , 37. pp. 255-272. ISSN 1226-5926

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Abstract

This essay argues that Paul uses the two words - προλαμβάνω and ἐκδέχομαι in the literary context of 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 - to challenge the inhospitable atmosphere of the Christ-believers' meal at Corinth and to encourage them to exercise the Lord's hospitality at their meal / table fellowship. These two words, it is argued, play a significant role in Paul's rhetorical strategy in this particular passage, which is characterised by epideictic and deliberative rhetoric and three modes of proof - ethos, pathos and logos. Paul's argument is drawn from his rhetorical technique of 'contrast'. Paul cleverly uses προλαμβάνω before and ἐκδέχομαι after his description of the Lord's Supper to attack the Corinthian Christians' inappropriate practices and to motivate them to exhibit the love and hospitality of Christ towards one another, and to break through the socio-economic distinctions and barriers between them.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): προλαμβάνω, ἐκδέχομαι, Greco-Roman Rhetoric, Christian Hospitality, Socio-economic Barriers
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 - Biblical Studies, general
Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
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Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 11:40
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 11:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2075

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