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Author Dodson, Joseph R.

Title The "powers" of personification : rhetorical purpose in the book of Wisdom and the letter to the Romans / Joseph R. Dodson
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 263 pages)
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche ; Bd. 161
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche ; Beiheft 161
Contents Theme, history of research, approach -- Personification. Definitions and specifications for personification ; The purposes of personification -- The Book of Wisdom. The personification of death in Wisdom ; The personification of creation in Wisdom ; The personification of Logos ; The personification of wrath ; The personifications of wisdom ; Summary and synthesis -- Romans. The personification of sin and death ; The personification of the law ; The personification of grace and righteousness ; The personification of creation and the power of the Spirit ; Summary and synthesis -- Introduction. The personifications of evil in Wisdom and Romans ; The personifications of creation in Wisdom and Romans ; Common thread
Summary While scholars have often found value in comparing Wisdom and Romans, a comparison of the use of personification in these works has not yet been made, despite the striking parallels between them. Furthermore, while scholars have studied many of these personifications in detail, no one has investigated an individual personification with respect to the general use of the trope in the work. Instead, most of this research focuses on a personification in relation to its nature as either a rhetorical device or a supernatural power. The?Powers? of Personification seeks to push beyond this debate by
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and index
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Subject Bible. Romans -- Language, style.
Bible. Romans -- Relation to Wisdom of Solomon
Bible. Wisdom of Solomon -- Language, style.
Bible. Wisdom of Solomon -- Relation to Romans.
Personification in the Bible.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008049874
ISBN 3110209772 (electronic bk.)
9783110209778 (electronic bk.)