Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Scripture References in this Resource
Romans 15:6; 1 Kings 15:25–1 Kings 16:34; Exodus 4:24–26
In this introduction, we will explore the great debate about the proper interpretation of textual characters within the past century, as well as the presuppositions that led to certain interpretations of textual characters. 3 We will also see how narrative-critical approaches have influenced the interpretation of Old Testament characters since Auerbach’s 1947 work. This will set the stage for showing that Mikhail Bakhtin’s dialogic approach is a valuable contribution to the great debate over how to interpret textual characters, specifically the characters found in Old Testament narratives.
Hoehner, Mark, "Reading Dialogically : A Bakhtinian Approach to Interpreting Elijah" (2011). Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation. 145.
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