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By Karl Moller
An research of the literary constitution and rhetorical problem that caused the creation of the e-book of Amos. Moller argues that the publication captures and offers the controversy among Amos and his 8th-century viewers. while learn within the mild of Israel's fall, the presentation of Amos suffering (and failing) to persuade his contemporaries of the approaching divine punishment capabilities as a strong caution to next Judean readers.
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269-97 (269), who remarks that 'language should not be studied as a means of the purely personal expression but as a means of communication'. 139. Wendland, 'Discourse Analysis', p. 20 (my italics). 140 Having illustrated how discourse analysis and rhetorical criticism converge in their interest in the author's communicative intent, I should point out that both are marked also by their attention to the active participation of readers in the process of communication. 142 However, Green, too, notes that meaning is textually constrained.
Cf. Eco, Grenzen, p. 21, for a refutation of the idea that an intersubjective communicatable meaning does not exist. 63. Cf. Eco, Grenzen, ch. 7. On p. H. Miller, Thomas Hardy: Distance and Desire (Cambridge, MA: Belknap/Harvard University Press, 1970), p. ix, who too rejects the idea that 'all readings are equally valid or of equal value. Some readings are certainly wrong. Of the valid interpretations all have limitations... ' 64. A detailed explication of this statement would lead us deeply into metaphysical territory, which I do not intend to, and do not have the space to, enter.
P. Grice, 'Logic and Conversation', in P. L. ), Syntax and Semantics. III. Speech-Acts (New York: Academic Press, 1975), pp. R. ), The Philosophy of Language (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 54-70. 147 Whereas the first is defined as 'the performance of an act of saying something', an illocution is 'the performance of an act in saying something' and a perlocution is 'the performance of an act by saying something'. '148 Especially the distinction between different kinds of speech acts, or rather different aspects of a speech act, between 'locution', 'illocution' and 'perlocution',149 is a useful conception in that it provides us with welldefined concepts that allow further refinement of my functional approach to the book of Amos.
(A) Prophet in Debate: The Rhetoric of Persuasion in the Book of Amos (JSOT Supplement Series) by Karl Moller