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Bibil Identifier bibil:203573
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jesus' Language-Games
Title (English, ) The Significance of the Notion of Language-Game for a Reformulation of 'New Testament Biblical Theology'
Author Locker, Markus
Journal Heythrop Journal (Volume: 40, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 392-401 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Despite the exciting consequences of the later Wittgenstein's notion of language-game for theology in general, one discipline centered on language – exegesis and biblical theology – has remained largely unaffected by this advance. I here show that describing biblical language as a language-game not only enhances our understanding of biblical texts; it also explodes a long-term impasse separating the interpretation from the 'actualization' of sacred texts. Insights taken from the notion of a language-game may, as with form of life and grammar, emerge as central building blocks for reformulating the postulates of biblical theology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Philosophy
Pericopes Matthew 25
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