Reviews - What do customers think about The Religious Dimensions of Biblical Texts: Greimas's Structural Semiotics and Biblical Exegesis (Semeia Studies)?
Biblical structuralism Aug 23, 2001
Patte has developed a personalised interpretation of Greimas' works which is valuable to those interested in structuralism and its application to the Bible.
Patte depends on placing heavier emphases on Greimas' understanding of actants that are manifestly true to the reader than anyone else who uses Greimas' methods. Greimas would have had no problem with Patte's approach. He was frequently happy to watch the impact his methodology would make in the area of biblical studies.
Several of Patte's publications are important to biblical structuralism, not least because I would content that Patte has created an important branch of biblical structuralism. Although he is methodical himself, Patte is heavy going! But that is in the nature of Greimas' works!