Revelation as a discourse of language through speech act theory

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies


 
 
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Title Revelation as a discourse of language through speech act theory
 
Creator Cho, Anna
 
Subject — Revelation; discourse of language; communicative act; speech act theory; realization of revelation
Description Systematic theology regards revelation as a divine discourse between God and us. However, it seems that it does not fully explain how God’s divine discourse transforms our life and what implications it has. Therefore, this article suggests investigating ‘revelation as a discourse of language’ in the light of speech act theory (SAT). If we illuminate revelation as a discourse of language as a SAT, the following three hermeneutical contributions to revelation are expected: firstly, revelation is a ‘communicative act’ between God and believer as a ‘discourse of language’ of God; secondly, it shows how the language of revelation bridges the gap between ‘divine language’ and ‘human language’ in terms of revelation as a discourse of language, and thirdly, it confirms how God’s Word (revelation) is real in the lives of believers.Contribution: While this article engages the traditional theological notion of revelation as a discourse of language between God and humans, it argues that reconsidering this notion in the light of speech act theory. It can explain God’s language discourse transforms the lives of believers and the Word (revelation) is fulfilled in their lives.
 
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Date 2021-02-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v77i4.6271
 
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 77, No 4 (2021); 5 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6271/17200 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6271/17198 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6271/17201 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6271/17197
 
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