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Title: Criteria for identifying chiasm of design in New Testament literature : objective means of distinguishing chiasm of design from accidental and false chiasm
Author: Smith, Craig Arnold
ISNI:       0000 0004 2679 2704
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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Chiastic studies, a step-child of literary analysis and cousin to several other critical methodologies, have become enormously popular since the publication of N.W. Lund's Chiasmus in the New Testament in 1942. However, modern studies of the figure of chiasm (a.k.a. chiasmus, concentric or inverted parallelism, ring composition rhetorical helix, et al) actually began in the I8th century. A survey of the history of chiastic studies from their beginning into the contemporary period indicates that chiastic analysis, while popular, rests precariously upon an insufficient theoretical foundation.
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Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
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