Item description for John, a Postmodern Gospel: Introduction to Deconstructive Exegesis Applied to the Fourth Gospel (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Patrick Chatelion Counet...
This study deals with the postmodern philosophy of language as developed mainly by French authors as R. Barthes, J. Derrida and J.-F. Lyotard. The four chapters of the first part are theoretical and relate the literary concepts of postmodernity, poststructuralism and deconstruction to the practice of biblical exegesis. One of the important conclusions is that deconstruction affects both diachronic and synchronic approaches of texts. Each chapter closes with -not suggestions but- implications for a postmodern, deconstructive strategy of reading. The four chapters of the second part apply this postmodern, deconstructive strategy of reading to the Fourth Gospel as a whole (chapter five), to John 6 (chapter six), to John 17 (chapter seven) and to John 21, 24-25 (chapter eight). This deconstructive reading shows the differential and apophatic character of Saint John's Gospel.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.66" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.15" Weight: 1.76 lbs.
Release Date Jan 12, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004116613 ISBN13 9789004116610
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More About Patrick Chatelion Counet
Patrick J.E. Chatelion Counet, Ph.D. (1995) in Theology, University of Nijmegen (Netherlands), is lecturer of the New Testament at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. He has published several books and articles on the Gospel of John and the letters of Paul from a deconstructive point of view.