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Religious and Theological Studies
Cultural studies, Kristeva, Lacan, Martin Luther King, Revolution, Signifiance
This dissertation applies Julia Kristeva's theory of revolution in the practice of 'signifiance' to religious discourse. In particular, it argues that the salient features of 'signifiance' are present and active in religious speech as well as poetic language, the subject of Kristeva's doctoral thesis 'Revolution in Poetic Language.' 'Signifiance' describes the process in which meaning is produced in linguistic utterance, and its intentional practice is subversive not only in terms of language but culture in general.
Inman, Timothy, ""Revolution in Religious Language": The Relevance of Julia Kristeva's Theory of 'Signifiance' for Theology" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1270.
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Theology, Religion, Linguistics