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Die narratiewe blikhoek in die mikrovertelling oor die genesing van die koninklike se seun deur Jesus in Johannes 4:43-54

Andries G. Van Aarde
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 62, No 4 | a398 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v62i4.398 | © 2006 Andries G. Van Aarde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 September 2006 | Published: 02 October 2006

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

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Abstract

Narrative point of view in the healing story of the official’s son by Jesus in John 4:43-54

The article forms the third part of an essay that aims to introduce narratological codes applicable to 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 inter-communicative nature. The aim of the second article was to explain how interactive relationships in a narrative discourse reveal the perspective from which a narrator presents a narration. From the perspective technically referred to as “narrative point of view”, the present article applies the narrator’s situation with regard to the role time, space, and characterization play in the poetics of a narrative to an exegetical analysis of John 4:43-54, focusing on the “narrator’s ideological perspective” in John’s gospel.


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