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Vertellersperspektiefanalise van Nuwe-Testamentiese tekste

Andries G. Van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 62, No 3 | a378 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v62i3.378 | © 2006 Andries G. Van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 September 2006 | Published: 28 September 2006

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Andries G. Van Aarde, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Narrative point analysis of New Testament texts

The article forms the second part of an essay that aims to introduce narratological codes applicable for the exegesis of New Testament texts. In the first article generic elements that constitute a narrative discourse were discussed. The focus was on aspects of intercommunicative nature. The aim of the present article is to explain how interactive relationships in a narrative discourse reveal the perspective from which a narrator presents a narration. This perspective pertains to what technically is referred to as “narrative point of view”. The relatedness of this concept to the notion “focalization” is explained by ilustrating the narrator’s situation with regard to the role time, space, and characterization play in the poetics of a narrative. The article is concluded with a discussion of the concept the “narrator’s ideological perspective”. In a following article that forms the third part, the theoretical explanation will be demonstrated by an analysis of John 4:43-54.


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