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By Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Stanley

All students realize that Scripture performs a necessary position within the theology and rhetoric of the apostle Paul. They disagree, even though, approximately how top to make experience of the various marked and unmarked references to Scripture that permeate his letters. This e-book goals to maneuver the dialogue ahead by way of analyzing the explanations in the back of those scholarly variations. The essays are united by way of a priority to teach how scholarly critiques relating Paul's use of Scripture were inspired by way of the appliance of divergent tools and conflicting presuppositions relating to Paul, his audiences, and the function of biblical references in his letters.The ebook additionally seeks to increase the limits of the dialogue by means of utilising the insights of deconstruction, postcolonial conception, and feminist feedback to the learn of Paul's use of Scripture. jointly those essays express what may be entire whilst students make the effort to debate their changes and check out out new methods to previous difficulties. Paperback version to this name is obtainable from the Society of Biblical Literature.

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Hays ends up using the concept of echo for a wide range of material, from reference to very subliminal citations to specific citation of a text. However, he rejects the kind of use that I have defined above (Hays, Echoes of Scripture, 24). 32. The above quotes directly from Porter, “Further Comments,” 109. 40 as it is written and echo as names for separate and distinct forms of indirect citation is probably warranted. 33 The use of both concepts seems to imply an intentional use by the author for a particular textual purpose, such as exemplifying or supporting a particular concept.

T. ” However, Brown (109 n. 32) believes that such things may still be intended by the author. 14. Brown, Scripture as Communication, 108. 15. , 109, 108. 16. Peter D. Juhl, Interpretation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literary Criticism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980), 58. porter: Allusions and Echoes 35 reader, Juhl asks whether, if it could be shown that Eliot did not know these poems, one could still claim that the words in dispute were allusions. Juhl claims that one can only meaningfully speak of an author making an allusion if the author is capable of making such an allusion.

15 Brown uses as an example John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, where there is language that may allude to the Bible, even though one cannot determine whether Steinbeck himself consciously intended these possible allusions. Thus Brown wishes to move beyond specific authorial intent to a larger communicative intention or broader authorial purpose as a means of grounding allusion, thus avoiding what might be called an excess of allusive meaning, and possibly plagiarism. Peter D. Juhl, however, rejects such a formulation.

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