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Narratological perspectives on John 13:1-38

J. A. du Rand
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 46, No 3 | a2325 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v46i3.2325 | © 1990 J. A. du Rand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1990 | Published: 09 January 1990

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J. A. du Rand, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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The text of John 13 as a literary phenomenon is taken as narrative communication. Emphasis is laid on the pragmatic dimension, in which the relation between the sign and the recipient is highlighted. This article describes John 13 as a structured narrative in which a specific ideological perspective is reflected. Retrospectively viewed, John 13 provides an interpretative framework for meaningful discipleship. The modem reader is challenged to seek for deeper significance in the narration of the footwashing.

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