THE ROLE OF THE READER AND OTHER LITERARY CATEGORIES IN PHILIPPIANS

H J B Combrink

Abstract


The role of the reader and other literary categories in the letter of Paul to the Philippians, are discussed here specifically in the light of the recent commentary of W Schenk (1984) on Philippians.

Various points of agreement with the approach of Schenk can be pointed out. It is also significant that the context of Philippians is illuminated from the intertextual level. There can also be no doubt about the fact that this commentary, taking its point of departure from the linguistic and literary point of view is really breaking new ground.

Nevertheless, this commentary displays some similarities with ‘traditional’ contemporary approaches which can be questioned in the light of its point of departure. Although attention is given to the implications of different linguistic signs in the text with a view to the readers, this article states that the role of the reader, especially the different categories of textual and extratextual readers of Philippians, is not dealt with adequately by Schenk. The implications of these factors for the reception and polyvalence of the text, are to receive more attention.


Keywords


Role of the reader; Letter of Paul to the Philippians; Philippians; Context of Philippians; Textual readers; Extratextual readers

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/20-0-1927

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



ISSN 2305-445X (online); ISSN 0254-1807 (print)

Attribution CC BY-NC-ND 4.0


Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2013.


Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help