Rhetorical Criticism: Studying and Preaching 1 Corinthians 4:18-5:13

26 Jan

This paper makes use of rhetorical criticism on a difficult, non-narrative text: 1 Cor. 4.18-5.13, the situation of a person within the Corinthian church caught up in severe sexual immorality. Paul, as the founder of the church and its pastoral … Read More »

Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism: Useful for Preaching?

26 Jan

What exactly is “rhetorical criticism”? In order to define and understand this discipline, one must go back to the definition of rhetoric itself, which is primarily drawn from Aristotle‚Äôs Rhetoric. Aristotle stated that rhetoric has to do with the concept … Read More »

Ezekiel 15: A Rhetorical-Critical Biblical Study

26 Jan

For anyone attempting to study the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, this is a very difficult endeavor indeed. In this study, I’ve made use of the disciplines of narratology and rhetorical criticism of a fairly short chapter in the book … Read More »