1. From Daniel J. Theron, Evidence of Tradition (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1957) 29.
2. For a helpful introduction to phonocentrism, see Jonathan Culler, On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1982) 89–110.
3. Augustine, Christmas Sermon 5.3. Translation is Thomas C. Lawler, St. Augustine: Sermons for Christmas and Epiphany (London: The Newman Press, 1952) 87–88.
4. Epictetus, Discourses, Prologue 1–2 (Loeb Classical Library). I have modified the translation.
5. Epictetus, Discourses, Prologue 5–7 (Loeb Classical Library).
6. For the unlikely similarity of Epictetus' irresistible word and the Word of God in a phonocentric appropriation of the latter, see Heinrich Schmid, Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (3rd Edition; Minneapolis, Minnesota: Augsburg Publishing House, 1961) 503–508.
7. See Jerome H. Neyrey, "The Form and Background of the Polemic in 2 Peter," Journal of Biblical Literature 99 (1980): 407–31.
8. Schmid, Doctrinal Theology, 38–91.
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Journal of Lutheran Ethics
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