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Bibil Identifier bibil:211169
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation: Textures of a Text and its Reception
Author Gowler, David B.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 33, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 191-206 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The meaning of a text does not reside alone in the creative genius of its author; there is a complex correlation between a text and the contexts in which a text has been read and reread, including various dynamic interrelations between creator and contemplators, past and present. Vernon Robbins’s socio-rhetorical interpretation provides a powerful interpretive analytic to explore these dialogic interrelations among authors, texts and readers/interpreters. Correspondingly, studies of reception history, through their investigations of significant additional voices that join the heteroglossic chorus of interpreters, provide critical insights for more comprehensive socio-rhetorical analyses of texts. This article chronicles the birth and development of socio-rhetorical interpretation, introduces major components of a socio-rhetorical approach, and provides examples of how socio-rhetorical interpretation and reception history can mutually inform each other.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X10385857
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Socio-historical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Rhetorical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Reader
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