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The Poetics of Ekphrasis: Vivid Description and Rhetoric in the Apocalypse

Whitaker, Robyn J (2015) The Poetics of Ekphrasis: Vivid Description and Rhetoric in the Apocalypse. In: Poetik und Intertextualität in der Apokalypse. Mohr Siebeck, Tubingen, pp. 227-240. ISBN 9783161529665

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Abstract

This essay addresses the lack of scholarly attention given to rhetoric in the Apocalypse to John. It argues that the rhetorical tool of ekphrasis is a helpful lens through which to read the Apocalypse and uncover the desired effect of the text. Such a reading highlights the role the visions play as an essential part of the author's argument.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: ekphrasis, apocalypse, revelation
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
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity Theological College
Depositing User: Revd Dr Robyn Whitaker
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 04:47
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 04:47
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2018

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