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Title: Parresia amicale in 2Cor 6,11-7,4?
Author(s): D'AMORE, Marino
Volume: 103 Issue: 3 Date: 2022
Parrhesia has always been related to the forensic and deliberative genre. In 2 Cor 6:11-7:4, however, parrhesia is a creative item of the Greco-Roman topos of 'friendly parrhesia' (or familial parrhesia). This motif not only characterizes the end of the pericope (2 Cor 7:4a) but also crosses the whole text of 2 Cor 6:11-7:4 with characteristic traits of a friendly speech: affection – complaint/criticism, praise – exhortation/correction. This manner of communicating is a sign of Paul’s profound relationship with Corinthians and not simply an application of epistolary style.