Tag: Rhetoric

  • How to Understand Paul’s Hermeneutic through Aristotle’s Rhetoric

    How to Understand Paul’s Hermeneutic through Aristotle’s Rhetoric

    Rhetoric and hermeneutics share much in common. So, Aristotle’s enthymeme proves helpful for understanding Paul’s scriptural interpretation.

  • Daily Gleanings: New Publications (24 July 2019)

    In the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 62.2 (353–69), Greg Goswell contemplates “Reading Romans after the Book of Acts.” According to the abstract, The Acts-Romans sequence, such as found in the Latin manuscript tradition and familiar to readers of the English Bible, is hermeneutically significant and fruitful. Early readers had good reason to place…

  • The Fusion of Rhetoric and Hermeneutics

    The Fusion of Rhetoric and Hermeneutics

    At first glance, rhetoric and hermeneutics are quite different things.1 Rhetoric deals with argument and persuasion, hermeneutics with examination and understanding. But, if we look more closely, they comingle in a way that makes them inseparable. To begin, both rhetorical and hermeneutical reflection take the form of considering existing practice (21).2 Already in the earliest…

  • Aune on enthymemes in New Testament scholarship

    In a helpful 2003 essay, David Aune discusses “the use and abuse of the enthymeme in New Testament scholarship” (New Testament Studies 49, no. 3, 299–320). According to the article’s abstract, Though the enthymeme is usually defined as a truncated syllogism, that definition does not go back to Aristotle. By the first century CE there…

  • Cope’s introduction to Aristotle’s “Rhetoric”

    E. M. Cope’s 1867 introduction to Aristotle’s Rhetoric (London: MacMillan) is available via Internet Archive in several different scans digitized by Google from Harvard University, Google from an unknown library, Google from the British Library, Google from the University of Michigan, and MSN from the University of Toronto.

  • Burkett on Aristotle’s “Rhetoric”

    Texas Christian University’s open, online thesis repository contains John Burkett’s treatment of Book III of Aristotle’s Retoric. The project is a commentary-style work on that book that strives to complete the project that William Grimaldi began with Books I and II. According to the abstract, This new commentary on Aristotle’s Rhetoric III serves the purpose which…