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postgraduate thesis: Religious language and communication : 'logos' and integrationism

TitleReligious language and communication : 'logos' and integrationism
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Phua, R. L. S. [潘隆成]. (2015). Religious language and communication : 'logos' and integrationism. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5573011
AbstractThe orthodox view of language and communication has for a long time adopted theories of a ‘fixed code’ and ‘telementation’ respectively, serving as foundations for centuries of beliefs and policies in many aspects of society. The same theories have also served as foundations in the Christian religion, as can be seen in some of the first-century canonical Christian texts. This dissertation looks at ‘religious language’ and ‘communication’ by relooking the ‘Logos’ concept from an integrational perspective. The dissertation first looks at the traditional exposition of the ‘Logos’ concept with a discussion of two important representative figures – Justin Martyr and John Calvin. The twin theories (fixed code and telementation) are observed to be operative behind these theologians. On the basis of integrational theory, a proposal of reading the ‘Logos’ concept is offered, which leads to the conclusion that there is no ‘fixed’ or ‘standard’ meaning of the ‘Logos’ concept. For each individual reader/hearer has a different experience from the other, and from every of his/her previous experiences with the ‘same’ event, in the here and now as he/she is influenced by the ‘past’, and with anticipation of the future, as he/she is governed by the biomechanical, macrosocial and circumstantial conditions. This has implications for biblical interpretation, the concept of the Canon of Scriptures, and the relations between the individual members and the community to which they belong.
DegreeMaster of Arts
SubjectLanguage and languages - Religious aspects
Communication - Religious aspects
Dept/ProgramEnglish Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221015

 

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dc.contributor.authorPhua, Richard Liong-Seng-
dc.contributor.author潘隆成-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-22T23:11:39Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-22T23:11:39Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationPhua, R. L. S. [潘隆成]. (2015). Religious language and communication : 'logos' and integrationism. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5573011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221015-
dc.description.abstractThe orthodox view of language and communication has for a long time adopted theories of a ‘fixed code’ and ‘telementation’ respectively, serving as foundations for centuries of beliefs and policies in many aspects of society. The same theories have also served as foundations in the Christian religion, as can be seen in some of the first-century canonical Christian texts. This dissertation looks at ‘religious language’ and ‘communication’ by relooking the ‘Logos’ concept from an integrational perspective. The dissertation first looks at the traditional exposition of the ‘Logos’ concept with a discussion of two important representative figures – Justin Martyr and John Calvin. The twin theories (fixed code and telementation) are observed to be operative behind these theologians. On the basis of integrational theory, a proposal of reading the ‘Logos’ concept is offered, which leads to the conclusion that there is no ‘fixed’ or ‘standard’ meaning of the ‘Logos’ concept. For each individual reader/hearer has a different experience from the other, and from every of his/her previous experiences with the ‘same’ event, in the here and now as he/she is influenced by the ‘past’, and with anticipation of the future, as he/she is governed by the biomechanical, macrosocial and circumstantial conditions. This has implications for biblical interpretation, the concept of the Canon of Scriptures, and the relations between the individual members and the community to which they belong.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshLanguage and languages - Religious aspects-
dc.subject.lcshCommunication - Religious aspects-
dc.titleReligious language and communication : 'logos' and integrationism-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5573011-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEnglish Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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