Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation

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Robyn J. Whitaker demonstrates how a rhetorical analysis of the visions of God in the Book of Revelation reveals the persuasive role of the visions of God and the Lamb in John's argument against cultic images and worship. Through the rhetorical technique of ekphrasis, the author adapts his Jewish sources to make present a God who is perceived to be spatially or temporally absent. In doing so, he offers a verbal-visual image that seeks to combat the power of imperial cult images. Locating the text in its religious and ...

Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation 2015, Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen

ISBN-13: 9783161539787

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