King James Version: 1 Corinthians Chapter 13. Analysis
The text under consideration is taken from The First Epistle to the Corinthians, King James Version of the Bible (Chapter 13) in the New Testament. To Corinthians is a letter from Paul of Tarsus and Sosthenes to the Christians of Corinth, Greece.
Saint Paul is regarded to be one of the most important figures in the history of the Western world. He was a Christian missionary who took the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Being a Jew and a Roman citizen were ideal pedigrees for his ministry to both Jewish and Roman audiences. His influence on Christian thought and practice has been characterized as being as "profound as it is pervasive". Thirteen of the 27 books in the New Testament have been attributed to Paul, and approximately half of the Acts of the Apostles deals with Paul’s life and works. Chapter 13 of the First Epistle to the Corinthians covers the subject of love, principally the love that Christians should have for each other and its importance in their life.
The analysis is set to reveal the text’s belonging to the publicist style, to be more precise, to the biblical oratory and to trace its peculiarities.
The general aim of the publicistic style is to exert influence on public opinion, to convince the reader or the listener that the interpretation given by the writer or the speaker is the only correct one and to cause him to accept the point of view expressed in the speech, essay or article not merely by logical argumentation, but by emotional appeal as well.
A text being a biblical oratory should possess certain features typical for the language of oratory and the biblical text. Let us trace and dwell upon these features. * Coherent and logical structure. One can observe: a smooth theme and rheme development, that contributes to the logical development of the text, key- words like...
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