THE AUTOR IN LUKE-ACTS
AbstractThe author is a much-debated subject in literary criticism. Halfway through the twentieth century literary critics predominately approved of the absent author. It is argued here that the authorial meaning cannot be separated from a text. The key in terms of a narrative text is that, in the experience of reading, the reader is confronted with an authorial consciousness, which influences the process of reading. The present paper contends that a differentiation of the implied author enables the reader to assess in a more detailed way the ideology of the text. As test case the prologue, ‘we’-sections and speeches of Luke-Acts are considered. The implied author is traced as formal textual structure, and as creator of the value-structure in the total narrative world.
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