The author applies Umberto Eco's literary theory of the open work to the perennial problem of the literary macrostructure of the Apocalypse. Revisiting the complexities of its genre, intertextuality, language and communication, he cumulatively traces all indications of literary openness in Revelation. Then the book discusses the extraordinarily diverse scholarly approaches and analyses from this viewpoint. As a result, John's multiple and varied structural signals are recognised as demonstrably clustered within specific subsections - complex transitions creating a specifically open literary arrangement. More generally, the wider concept of literary openness is offered as a theoretical framework applicable to the specific complexities of some apocalyptic writings.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Number of pages: 429
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition
"Nous ne pouvons que recommander ce precieux vol. d'un haut niveau scientifique qui demande patience et attention soutenue pour produire tous ses fruits chez le lecteur."
(J. Radermakers, Nouvelle revue theologique 139/1 2017)