Re-reading Revelation 20:1-15 from a stylistic approach

Show simple item record Mavengano, Esther Marevesa, Tobias Dube, Zorodzai 2021-09-08T04:32:38Z 2021-09-08T04:32:38Z 2020-09
dc.description.abstract The reading and interpretation (exegesis) of Revelation 20 conjures controversy and ongoing scholarly debates due to the fact that there is generally no consensus about its semantic signification. It is imperative to also consider the fact that there is a pervasive utilisation of complex polysemic figurative stylisations in the textual composition of Revelation 20 which further complicates its reading and interpretive process. Most significantly, there are numerous intricate and disputed stylistic, thematic and semantic issues in the selected text that invite further re-reading and re-interpretation from diverse interpretive approaches available. Thus, this article takes heed to contemporary scholarly conversations about reading and interpretive practices which encourage increased sensibility to the stylistic features of the text. The present article is informed by insights from stylistics. The central argument in the modern hermeneutic debate adopted in this article is that style or textual construction facilitates the conveyance of meanings therefore both linguistic signification and contextual factors are useful semantic dimensions which need to be critically studied. Such insightful ideas deserve a serious consideration since they call for academic re-thinking of previously held interpretive epistemologies that have relegated and trivialised the significant interface of linguistics and New Testament studies. These ideas have profound implications for the stylistic analysis and interpretation of the New Testament in this article. The continuous search for new hermeneutic pathways and novel insights from academic debates make this research relevant, timely and necessary. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Mavengano, E., Marevesa, T. and Dube, Z. 2020, 'Re-reading Revelation 20:1-15 from a stylistic approach', Pharos Journal of Theology, vol. 101, pp. 1-9. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2414-3324 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Greek Orthodox Patriarchate en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Open Access/Author/s en_ZA
dc.subject Stylistics en_ZA
dc.subject Style en_ZA
dc.subject New Testament en_ZA
dc.subject Book of Revelations en_ZA
dc.subject Epistemology. en_ZA
dc.title Re-reading Revelation 20:1-15 from a stylistic approach en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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