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Ideology and intertextuality:  intertextual allusions in Judith 16

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dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Pierre Johan
dc.contributor.author Nolte, Stephanus Philippus
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-11T08:32:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-11T08:32:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Nolte, S.P. & Jordaan, P.J. 2011. Ideology and intertextuality:  intertextual allusions in Judith 16. HtTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 67(3): Art. #966, 9 pages. [http://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7470
dc.description Die T.F.J. Dreyer Huldigingsbundel en_US
dc.description.abstract This article utilised the theory of intertextuality to investigate the way in which religious texts, specifically Judith 16, generate meaning in the act of the production of texts. The groundbreaking work on intertextuality done by Julia Kristeva served as the theoretical point of departure. Kristeva utilised Mikhail Bakhtin’s literary theory to develop her own views on intertextuality. According to the theory of intertextuality, all texts are intersections of different texts and are therefore polyvalent. The article argued that the ideology (or ideologies) of author(s) of texts underpin the ways in which other texts are used and alluded to. The purpose of the investigation was to illustrate how intertextual allusions in Judith 16 are used to describe ‘God/the Lord’ as a God of war and, thereby, to maintain an already existing ideology of war: We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single ‘theological’ meaning (the ‘message’ of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture. (Barthes, cited in Beal 1992:27) en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i3.966
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AISIS en_US
dc.title Ideology and intertextuality:  intertextual allusions in Judith 16 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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