The socio-rhetorical force of ‘truth talk’ and lies : the case of 1 John

Show simple item record Neufeld, Dietmar 2011-08-30T06:22:55Z 2011-08-30T06:22:55Z 2011-06-07
dc.description.abstract This article canvassed Greek and Roman sources for discussions concerning truth talk and lies. It has investigated what social historians and/or anthropologists are saying about truth talking and lying and has developed a model that will examine the issue of truth and lying in socio-religious terms as defined by the Graeco-Roman sources. The article tracked down the socio-rhetorical force of truth talk and lies, in terms of how they are strategically deployed to negotiate authority, to exert epistemic control, to define a personal and communal identity and to defend innovation in the midst of competing truth claims. It focused on the New Testament writing (1 John) and demonstrated that the author, in his desire to establish and defend his vision of truth, resorts to a style of truth talk endemic to the literary habits of Graeco-Roman antiquity. In so doing, the author established himself as a credible witness, set himself apart from those propounding falsehoods and, to some extent, distanced himself from the vision of truth propounded in the Gospel of John. en
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Neufeld, D., 2011, ‘The socio-rhetorical force of ‘truth talk’ and lies: The case of 1 John’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(1), Art. #941, 10 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.941 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v67i1.941
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2011. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Socio-rhetorical force en
dc.subject 1 John en
dc.subject Lying en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- N.T. -- John, 1st -- Socio-rhetorical criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Truthfulness and falsehood -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Truth -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.title The socio-rhetorical force of ‘truth talk’ and lies : the case of 1 John en
dc.type Article en

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