Re: 1 Cor 12:1-11

Date: Fri Nov 06 1998 - 18:23:00 EST

Chiasm appears to be a rhetorical device which is alien to our modern
rhetoric. As an attorney, i.e. a professional rhetorician and sophist, the
most basic rules of imparting information to be remembered by hearers are the
rule of primacy and the rule of recency. A modern speaker would probably not
be able to rely on chiasmic structure to effectively influence an audience. I
would be interested to find if any religious practitioners use chiasm in their


Tony Prost

All Nonnos All Day

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