No taking or avoiding of chances, but utilising all chances! A socio-rhetorical appreciation of Ecclesiastes 11:1-6: The book of Vemon K Robbins, Exploring the texture of texts: A guide to socio-rhetorical interpretation (Valley Forge: Trinity Press, 1996), is used to analyse the short, but complicated text, Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. Sociorhetorical criticism provides for a sophisticated grasp on the complex phenomenon, "text". The analysis of the different textures of a text (inner, inter-, social and cultural, ideological and sacred) creates a rich environment of meaning, within which interpretation can take place. The conclusion reached on Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 is that it adheres to the values of protest wisdom, but markedly cynical and pessimistic. It advocates a "carpe diem" lifestyle, however, without escaping uncertainty. No interpretation is value-free and neither is this one. Hopefully it is sound within the created environment of meaning
Continued 2001 as 'Verbum et Ecclesia'
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