TITLE

CANON AND SPEECH ACT: LIMITATIONS IN SPEECH-ACT THEORY, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR A PUTATIVE THEORY OF CANONICAL SPEECH ACTS

AUTHOR(S)
POYTHRESS, VERN SHERIDAN
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Westminster Theological Journal;Fall2008, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p337
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the speech-act theory, its application as well as limitations in biblical interpretation. Developed by John Austin and John Searle to examine language as a function of human action, the theory classifies speech into various types, such as that of declaration, command, or question. While the author acknowledges that the theory adds another dimension to understanding language and human action, he advises that the method is limited as a tool for obtaining philosophical wisdom from Scripture.
ACCESSION #
35217080

 

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