Acta Theologica 2015: Supplementum(21)

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The story of Jesus and the blind man
Prof H Ito
1-538

This study explores the story of Jesus and the blind man, and its main purpose is to make a detailed analysis of the text of John 9 from a speech act perspective, emphasising the function of language. The study observes whether or not this analysis also conveys acceptable and valid results as an interpretation of the text. In principle, it analyses how the implied author, by virtue of the narrator and characters, organises language so that the implied reader may recognise his intention and meaning, and his intended result be achieved on the implied reader. As the result, this study describes the story of John 9 as indeed an affirmation and illustration of Jesus’ self-revelation that he is the light of the world.


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