Item description for Reconceiving Texts As Speech Acts: An Analysis of I John (Biblical Interpretation, Vol 7) by Dietmar Neufeld...
Reconceiving Texts as Speech Acts attempts a reading of the Christological confessions and ethical exhortations in I John from the perspective of speech act theory. Speech act theory is explored with particular reference to J.L. Austin, Donald Evans, and J. Derrida. At the heart of the approach is the insight of the rhetorical character of historiography and the view that language in written discourse is a form of action and power. Discourse in I John becomes responsible for creating reality and not merely reflecting it. In effect the Christological and ethical texts are effective acts which change situations in the public domain in terms of confession and conduct. A tentative methodological proposal is developed and then in succeeding chapters applied to a series of key passages in I John.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1994
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004098534 ISBN13 9789004098534
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More About Dietmar Neufeld
Daphna Arbel is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Robert J. Cousland is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies. Dietmar Neufeld is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies.
Dietmar Neufeld has an academic affiliation as follows - University of British Columbia, Canada.
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