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Bibil Identifier bibil:221426
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Narrative-Critical Approach as Hermeneutical Framework for a Creative Dialogue between Biblical Sources and Secular Extra-Biblical Sources
Title (English, ) The Lord of the Rings as an Entry into the Book of Revelation
Author Meylahn, R.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 30, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 174-201 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay is motivated by the challenge that biblical texts have very often lost their affective power to address and transform the lives of readers today, because they are either not read at all or they are not fully understood as the world of the text is too far removed from the world of the reader. There are however wonderful contemporary texts that do affect readers’ lives and the question arose if the contemporary texts cannot be read together with the biblical texts, to bring them “to life” again? A hermeneutical approach needed to be found that could create the necessary space for non-biblical literary texts to be used to interpret and elucidate biblical texts. The narrative approach provides this space for the two texts to enter into creative dialogue, given that the two texts coincide sufficiently in the significance for the two implied authors, the reference of the texts and in the situation of the implied readers.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Narratology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Literature
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