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Worstel met God: Argumenteringstrategieë en hul sosio-retoriese funksie in Psalm 13

J. Coetzee
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 19, No 3 | a2499 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v19i3.2499 | © 2022 J. Coetzee | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 February 2022 | Published: 30 December 1998

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J. Coetzee, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Wrestle with God. Argumentation strategies and their socio-rhetorical function in Psalm 13: The psalm is approached from the assumption that it was prayed loud in public in order to be overheard by friend andfoe alike. The argumentation strategies in the prayer are investigated and their function in the rhetorical situation exposed. The prayer has both a socio-rhetorical and a religiorhetorical function, the lalter which is of primary importance.


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