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by Richard S. Briggs

eBook Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation epub
  • ISBN: 056708809X
  • Author: Richard S. Briggs
  • Genre: Christians
  • Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark (March 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • ePUB size: 1525 kb
  • FB2 size 1271 kb
  • Formats mbr azw lrf lit


Richard Briggs first provides an illuminating introduction to the nature and claims of speech art theory.

Richard Briggs first provides an illuminating introduction to the nature and claims of speech art theory. This seeks to extend our understanding of both spoken and written means of communication by seeing them not as merely representational or 'reality-depicting'.

The literature relating speech-act theory to biblical interpretation is substantial (see, . The omnipresence of the word in contemporary biblical studies obscures some of the specific roles that hermeneutics is well suited to perform. honorific titles like Christ or Messiah, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David, King of Jews (though with distinct narrative nuances), while the Pharisees say his power comes from the 'prince of demons' (Mk 3:22; Mt 12:24; Lk 11:15).

Words in Action book. Richard S. Briggs (PhD, University of Nottingham) is director of biblical studies and hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, University of Durham in Durham, England

Words in Action book. Richard Briggs first provides an introduction to speech act theory  . John’s College, University of Durham in Durham, England. He is the author of several books. Books by Richard S. Briggs. Mor. rivia About Words in Action

Similar books and articles. Participatory Biblical Exegesis: A Theology of Biblical Interpretation. Briggs - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (1):172-172.

Similar books and articles. Freedom of Communicative Action. The Biblical Prohibition Against Usury. Mark E. Biddle - 2011 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 65 (2):117-127. Speech Acts Without Propositions? Marina Sbisà - 2006 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 72 (1):155-178. Elements of Speech Act Theory in the Work of Thomas Reid. Karl Schuhmann & Barry Smith - 1990 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):47 - 66. Reflections on Biblical Theology.

How is the biblical text understood and how does it function in the life of the reader today? Words in Action. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Book Format.

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Richard S. Briggs is the director of biblical studies and hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham University. He is the author of Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation and Reading the Bible Wisely. Joel N. Lohr is university chaplain and director of religious life at the University of the Pacific.

Speech act theory as a model for biblical interpretation. Acts performed by written texts are subject to at least the same array of interpretative possibilities as spoken ones. The above claims carry over to the written case: all texts may be speech acts in written form, but speech act theory will be an interesting hermeneutical option in those cases where 'strong' speech acts occur, and where the facts in view are correspondingly institutional. 12 For a full discussion of a 'hermeneutic of self-involvement' see Richard S. Briggs, Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation, T & T Clark, Edinburgh 2001, pp 147-82.

Briggs, Richard S. Speech-Act Theory. Pages 76366 in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical a Hermeneutic of Self-involvement. The Uses of Speech-Act Theory in Biblical Interpretation. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2001. Brown, Jeannine K. Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics. In one of the first book-length explorations of this topic, he examines in detail several biblical speech acts of particular theological significance, including the confession of sin, forgiveness and teaching. A very significant volume.

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