To Receive a Text: Literary Reception Theory as a Key to Ecumenical Reception / Edition 1

To Receive a Text: Literary Reception Theory as a Key to Ecumenical Reception / Edition 1

by Linda L. Gaither
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820433020

ISBN-13: 9780820433028

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

The term reception has leapt into prominence in the context of ecumenical dialogues. Documentary evidence from one dialogue, the first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), suggests that competing notions of the nature and function of reception in the authority structures of the Church inform opposing interpretations of the ARCIC texts.

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Overview

The term reception has leapt into prominence in the context of ecumenical dialogues. Documentary evidence from one dialogue, the first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), suggests that competing notions of the nature and function of reception in the authority structures of the Church inform opposing interpretations of the ARCIC texts. Developing an interdisciplinary tactic, this study organizes critical categories from the field of literary theory into a spectrum of views on the activity of readers in the reception of texts. This spectrum provides a heuristic framework for analyzing what is at stake for believers in various notions of reception operative in the ARCIC dialogue process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820433028
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 7: Theology and Religion, #192
Pages:
326

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1A Spectrum of Views on Literary Reception
1Wolfgang Iser: The Evolution of a Theory of Literary Effect13
2Iser and the German Discussion of Literary Reception37
3Iser and Reader-Response Criticism47
4Iser and a Reader-Oriented Perspective67
5A Spectrum of Views on Literary Reception75
Pt. 2Competing Notions of Reception in the ARCIC Dialogue Process
6Competing Notions of Reception Operative at the Level of Method85
7Competing Notions of Reception Operative at the Level of Content109
8Competing Notions of Reception Operative in Response Procedures155
Pt. 3An Analysis Through Literary Reception Theory
9Analysis at the Level of Method167
10Analysis at the Level of Content185
11Analysis of Response Procedures223
12Summary and Conclusions231
Appendix243
Notes245
Bibliography299
Index309

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