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Die verhouding tradisie-redaksie in gelykenisinterpretasie

G. M.M. Pelser
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 41, No 3 | a2158 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v41i3.2158 | © 1985 G. M.M. Pelser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 1985 | Published: 07 January 1985

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The interrelationship between tradition and redaction in parable interpretation
This paper investigates the legitimacy and possibility of isolating the parables from their holistic literary gospel-context for the purpose of hearing and understanding them from other possible angles. The conclusion reached is that the parables as aesthetic objects (Via) have a certain independence and that they contend with the gospels for the focal attention of the reader. As metaphors they are generative of multiple meanings and their 'meaning' cannot be one-sidedly forclosed in their present literary context or in some historical moment. When the parables are read as part and parcel of Ihe gospels as Hterary macro-Gestalten this holistic context, however, should not be ignored.


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