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Title: La présence d'un modèle rhétorique en Romains
Subtitle: Son rôle et son importance
Author(s): ALETTI, Jean-Noël
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 71    Issue: 1   Date: 1990   
Pages: 1-24
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.71.1.3217743

Abstract :
This article examines the relevance of the rhetorical model in the case of the letter to the Romans. It shows that the presence of this model does not imply that the letter reproduces the standard dispositio (exordium, narratio, probatio, peroratio). On the contrary, Paul is quite capable of using the model in an original way; each section (l,18-4,25; 5,1-8,39; 9,l-11,36) of the first eleven chapters forms a rhetorical unit, and the various units are linked to each other by relaying propositiones (at least for Rom 1-8). While not extending the model to Rom 12-15, the article raises the question of the relationship between 9-11 to the first eight chapters. However, it does show that the extent of the propositio in 1,16-17 is far-reaching; these verses truly deserve the name of main propositio.

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