By Karl Moller
An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that brought on the construction of the booklet of Amos. Moller argues that the booklet captures and provides the controversy among Amos and his 8th-century viewers. whilst learn within the mild of Israel's fall, the presentation of Amos suffering (and failing) to persuade his contemporaries of the approaching divine punishment capabilities as a robust caution to next Judean readers.
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Green, 'Discourse Analysis', p. 177. 32 A Prophet in Debate getting a message across and the active participation of readers in the communicative process. The former has been placed at the centre of rhetorical-critical interest by Bitzer, as we have seen above. However, it is given much attention also by advocates of discourse analysis such as Green or Callow, who promotes what he calls a 'semantically or cognitively oriented theory'. g. 138 They clearly demonstrate a close affinity with rhetorical-critical concerns.
179 (his italics). 143. Green, 'Discourse Analysis', p. 179. 144. Cf. L. R. P. Grice, 'Logic and Conversation', in P. L. ), Syntax and Semantics. III. Speech-Acts (New York: Academic Press, 1975), pp. R. ), The Philosophy of Language (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 54-70. 147 Whereas the first is defined as 'the performance of an act of saying something', an illocution is 'the performance of an act in saying something' and a perlocution is 'the performance of an act by saying something'.
L. Jeffrey, People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture [Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996], ch. 6, 'Authorial Intent and the Willful Reader'). 65. Cf. U. Eco, Lector infabula: Die Mitarbeit der Interpretation in erzdhlenden Texten (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1990), ch. 4 (pp. 72-74); idem, Grenzen, ch. 5 (pp. 47-48). 66. The paradoxical notion of a 'remote presence' seems to describe the involvement of the author rather well. A. Smith, The Fall of Interpretation: Philosophical Foundations for a CreationalHermeneutic [Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000], p.