THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF A SOCIO-RHETORICAL COMMENTARY

H. J. Bernard Combrink

Abstract


Implementing a socio-rhetorical approach in the writing of a commentary can be a
challenging endeavour. Such a multidimensional approach should take seriously
some of the questions that are not always dealt with explicitly in the writing of
commentaries. Interactionist hermeneutics should be acknowledged, as well as the
ideology of the interpreter, together with taking into account the creativity and
reception of the intended readers of the text and the commentary. The challenge for
such an approach would be to identify the multiple modes of hermeneutical rhetoric
that functioned in early Christian discourse and to elucidate the manner in which
this played a role in the renewing of traditions

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/79-0-776

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