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Title: 1 Giovanni e la retorica
Subtitle: L'argomentazione di 1 Gv 1,5-2,28
Author(s): BIANCHINI, Francesco
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 99    Issue: 2   Date: 2018   
Pages: 265-280
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.99.2.3284924

Abstract :
The article studies 1 John, and particularly the section 1,5-2,28, in order to ascertain the usefulness of the rhetorical approach for the comprehension of the logic and content of this letter and this passage. For the most part, scholars have adopted a rhetorical approach in the study of 1 John only to determine its genre and its composition. In contrast, the article analyzes the argumentation of 1 John 1,5-2,28 and so offers an explanation of the author’s manner of reasoning in this section of the letter. The study offers further confirmation of the value of a rhetorical approach to the letter, which gives special attention to the argumentative development of the text.

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