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The episode at Lystra : a rhetorical and semiotic analysis of Acts 14:7-20a

Author: Marianne Fournier
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1997.
Series: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, v. 197.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Fournier
ISBN: 0820433845 9780820433844
OCLC Number: 34932662
Description: xvi, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Preliminaries --
1. State of the research --
Diachronic studies --
Synchronic studies --
Conclusion --
2. Delimitation of the text --
3. Textual observations --
4. Literary and literary translations --
II. A rhetorical analysis --
1. Introduction --
Purpose of a rhetorical analysis --
General principles --
Organization of the text --
Interpretation of the text --
2. Analysis --
Description of the rhetorical units --
The passage taken as a whole --
3. Conclusion --
Theme --
Nature of the faith of the lame man --
Relationship between healing and salvation --
Relationship between the healing of the lame man and the "saving from death" of Paul --
Different views of God --
Identity of the apostles --
Outcome at Lystra. III. A semiotic analysis --
1. Introduction --
Definition and goal of semiotics --
Basic principles --
Procedure --
2. Discursive analysis --
Figures --
Trajectories of the figures and their thematic values --
Coherence --
3. Narrative analysis --
Narrative programs --
Integration of the narrative programs into the main narrative program --
4. Logico-semantic level: Integration of the discursive and narrative analyses --
Trajectories of the figures and the narrative programs --
Semiotic square --
5. Interpretation of the passage --
A teaching on the living God --
A teaching on believing --
A teaching on salvation --
A teaching on evangelization --
6. Conclusion. IV. A comparison of two approaches --
1. The merits and usefulness of the methods --
Literary unity --
Complementary aspects of the methods --
2. Themes --
Proclamation of the Good News --
Encounter --
Divine visit --
Healing, faith and salvation --
Sacrifices --
Conversion --
Persecution --
Creation and re-creation --
3. Main message of the episode --
4. Limitations of the methods --
Historical-cultural character of the text --
Meaning of words and literary units --
Role of the reader --
Use of ancient rhetoric. V. Significance of the episode at Lystra in the context of the Acts of the Apostles --
1. Significance in the immediate context --
Evangelization of the Jews (Acts 13:16-41) --
Evangelization of the pagans (Acts 14:7-20a) --
2. Significance in the wider context of Acts --
General goal and structure of Acts --
Two parallel healings (Acts 14:8-10 and 3:1-10) --
Origin and function of miracles and their relationship to the Word --
3. Conclusion.
Series Title: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, v. 197.
Responsibility: Marianne Fournier.

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