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persuasive authority

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A decision or other pronouncement of law that, under the doctrine of precedent, a court may but need not apply when deciding the case before it. Persuasive authorities include decisions of ...

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A Dictionary of Law (10 ed.)

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... authority A decision or other pronouncement of law that, under the doctrine of precedent , a court may but need not apply when deciding the case before it. Persuasive authorities include decisions of courts of equal or lesser standing, decisions of courts outside the English legal system (particularly, courts of Commonwealth countries having systems based on the common law), obiter dicta , and the opinions of eminent textbook...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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... authority A decision or other pronouncement of law that, under the doctrine of precedent , a court may but need not apply when deciding the case before it. Persuasive authorities include decisions of courts of equal or lesser standing, decisions of courts outside the English legal system (particularly, courts of Commonwealth countries having systems based on the common law), obiter dicta , and the opinions of eminent textbook...

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A decision or other pronouncement of law that, under the doctrine of precedent, a court may but need not apply when deciding the case before it. Persuasive authorities include decisions of courts of ...
18 Theories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual Criticism

18 Theories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual Criticism   Reference library

Marcus Walsh

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...Issues raised by authorial revision, already present in writings within the Greg–Bowers tradition, have been a continuing matter of editorial concern. Authorial revision may produce distinct versions, of which no conflated edition can be properly representative. This argument—persuasive in the case of Piers Plowman and unimpeachable in the case of Wordsworth’s Prelude , which grew from a two-book poem ( 1799 ) to a thirteen-book poem ( 1805 )—has had force too for less obviously extensive revisions. In Shakespearean textual criticism, it has resulted in...

Philemon

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Craig S. Wansink and Craig S. Wansink

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...Macmillan). Lohse, E. (1971), Colossians and Philemon , trans. W. R. Poehlmann and R. J. Karris, Hermaneia (Philadelphia: Fortress). Martin, C. J. (1992), ‘The Rhetorical Function of Commercial Language in Paul's Letter to Philemon ( Verse 18 )’, in D. F. Watson (ed.), Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric in Honor of George A. Kennedy , JSNTSup 50 (Sheffield: JSOT), 321–37. Martin, D. B. (1990), Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity (New Haven: Yale University Press). Martin, R. P. (1974), Colossians...

The Political Competence of Women in Islamic Law

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Ahmed Zaki Yamani

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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2022
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...and their personalities. One admires their political astuteness. Note Hind bint Yazid al-Ansariyyah who opened her house in Iraq to become a politi-cal club for those opposed to Mu’awiyah. Men went there to consult with each other and Hind herself was eloquent, logical and persuasive. Ibn Jarir has written of her work and her rhetorical skill. In the vanguard of women who distinguished themselves through effective and powerful political action is Umm Kulthum bint ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib. It was she who accompanied (her nephew) ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali to Kufah...

Mythology

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...the latter's explicit attempt to expose Christianity as an astronomical allegory dressed up by conniving priests to oppress the people. Although Volney's book lacked the scholarly depth of Dupuis 's L'Origine , it was short, accessible, politically charged, and rhetorically persuasive. If Volney somewhat downplayed the sexual symbolism of D'Hancarville and Knight, Dupuis, one of the leading minds of the French Directorate, exuberantly restated it. In contrast to the rationalist Volney, who disparaged the myths he surveyed, Dupuis celebrated mythology as ‘a...

Prints

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...could only cater to a very limited market, despite the fact that the production of such ‘rarities’ became notoriously open to abuse. In the nineteenth century the practice was even formalized into the publishing of ‘proof editions’. Mezzotint continued to provide the most persuasive rendering of oil painting, but by the end of the eighteenth century several other surrogate techniques were readily available. Stipple-engraving, which involved dotting the surface of the copper, imitated chalk drawing so that decorative prints in the French manner could be...

Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,622 words
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...Local and Family History Scottish local and family history differs markedly from English. If mythologies play a part in determining the agenda of historians, England provides a persuasive sense of continuity, typified by the sturdy independent yeoman or burgess. In Scotland there has been little continuity and little independence. But there has been extreme poverty, starvation even. Villages hardly existed before the end of the 18th century; and to find a domestic dwelling dating from earlier than 1800 is relatively rare. Much less than 1 per cent of...

Ecclesiastes

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Stuart Weeks and Stuart Weeks

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...taken by most ancient and modern commentators to contain a series of symbolic, metaphorical descriptions of the physical degeneration which accompanies old age. This interpretation is not without its problems, and there is some disagreement about details, but it remains more persuasive than alternative readings ( e.g. Fox 1989 ). It is bolstered, furthermore, by the existence of a Sumerian poem that applies the same technique to the same theme, albeit in a more obvious way: this supplies an analogy and suggests, perhaps, that the poem belongs to a particular...

Romans

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Craig C. Hill and Craig C. Hill

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...not judge former sins, or was their judgement postponed, perhaps until the cross? What evaluation of Judaism and of its sacrificial system lies behind this verse? Commentators have ventured answers to these and related questions, but no one account of the passage has proved persuasive. It is clear at least that Paul regarded the death of Christ as the one final and essential sacrifice, the basis for all human salvation. Paul does not provide us with enough information to judge how, to what extent, and on what basis he considered such salvation to have been...

Colossians

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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP and Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...exact manner in which Christ can be both the instrument and end of reconciliation. In what possible sense can all creation, which includes inanimate beings, have offended Christ, thereby creating the need for reconcilation? Paul saw the hymn as a perfect example of ‘beguiling, persuasive speech’ ( 2:4 ). Formal perfection clothes an abstract vision of a cosmic Christ. The phrases are redolent of profundity, but yield no unambiguous understanding of Christ's person and mission. The hymn could be sung or recited by all Colossian Christians in the belief that they...

Enlightenment

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...a general interest in the science of humanity, which was in large measure a result of the empirical trend of Scottish moral philosophy. Developing Locke's ideas, Hutcheson and Hume had emphasized the role of sense experience in the formation of moral knowledge. They had also persuasively attacked the belief that moral judgement rested upon rational deduction, so emphasizing the need to observe humans in their social setting in order to understand behaviour. This gave a ‘historical’ and ‘psychological’ dimension to many aspects of Scottish enlightened...

Introduction to the Pauline Corpus

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Terence L. Donaldson

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...by rhetorical patterns and conventions at least in a secondary way. Moreover, any approach that encourages readers to attend carefully to the actual functioning of a text as it works its persuasive power on a reader is to be warmly welcomed. 11. Any discussion of the actual functioning of the individual letters themselves or of the ends to which their particular persuasive powers are turned is best left to the individual commentaries to follow. More generally, however, one can say that what Paul intends to accomplish by means of his letters is what he himself...

The Four Gospels in Synopsis

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Henry Wansbrough

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...( 24:14; 26:13 ); in the former case the whole gospel message seems to be meant, and in the latter Matthew may possibly intend to restrict Mark's meaning to the particular incident of the gospel message, the anointing at Bethany. Stanton ( 1992 a ), on the other hand, argues persuasively that usages of the term as early as the Didache , 8:2; 11:3; 15:3–4 , seem to refer to our written gospel texts, and argues further that as soon as more than one of them existed they must have been known as something! Finally it is important to realize that none of the four...

Kinship and Kingship: The Early Monarchy

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Carol Meyers

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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...wisdom. That source provided information about “the acts of Solomon, all that he did as well as his wisdom” ( 1 Kings 11.41 ). Solomon's reputation for wisdom is an aspect of the internationalism of his reign. He succeeded in maintaining Davidic holdings not by battle but by persuasive speech, backed by a well-stocked arsenal and the reputation of his father's brilliant military leadership. Other changes in the list of Solomon's cabinet indicate a growing bureaucracy. An added official “in charge of the palace” was perhaps the majordomo overseeing...

Philippians

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Robert Murray, SJ and Robert Murray, SJ

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...adjective ( oknēron ) is formed primarily means ‘to hesitate’ or ‘shrink’. Formulas using this word-group are common in Hellenistic papyrus letters in many contexts, e.g. of request or invitation: ‘I say without hesitation…’ or ‘Don't hesitate to ask…’ ( Reed 1996 ); polite, persuasive formulas used when a writer feels tact is called for, as Paul might well here. In contrast, to say that writing the same things is ‘not troublesome’ seems rather pointless. (3) For his addressees, he says, his repetition is a ‘safeguard’ ( asphales ). Against what? The word...

Forging an Identity: The Emergence of Ancient Israel

Forging an Identity: The Emergence of Ancient Israel   Reference library

Lawrence E. Stager

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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...but also much of the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1200 bce ). How much of that change was brought about by the migrations and/or invasions of newcomers to Canaan, and specifically by invading Israelites, is still an open question. To make a persuasive archaeological case for the mass migration of peoples from one homeland to another, certain criteria must be met: 1. The implanted culture must be distinguishable from the indigenous cultures in the new...

Acts

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Loveday Alexander and Loveday Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...turning the end of Paul's speech into a direct challenge to Agrippa, vv. 26–9 ). Any reader who shares Agrippa's knowledge (i.e. any reader who knows and believes the Jewish Scriptures) must be persuaded: and the end of the speech makes it clear that the real object of Paul's persuasive rhetoric is not exoneration but conversion: ‘all who are listening’ to Paul ( v. 29 ) are invited to ‘become a Christian’ ( v. 28 ). Given Agrippa's role in assisting Jewish delegations to present their case in Rome ( acts 25:13–27 ), Paul's attempt to enlist the king to his...

1 & 2 Samuel

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Gwilym H. Jones, Gwilym H. Jones, and Gwilym H. Jones

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...although on leave, maintained the ritual purity expected during battle ( cf. Deut 23:9–14; Josh 3:5 ); with words full of irony he claims that it is wrong to enjoy comforts when the ark was ‘in booths’ (or preferably ‘at Sukkot’) and the army encamped. He resisted the king's persuasive words and his efforts to put him in a relaxed mood through food and wine. Uriah eventually carried the letter assigning him to the front line and to certain death. It is assumed that Uriah was unable to read the message ( Ackroyd 1977 ). Joab took matters in his own hands and...

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