"Revolution in Religious Language": The Relevance of Julia Kristeva's Theory of 'Signifiance' for Theology
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Religious and Theological Studies
Jere Surber, Ph.D.
Frederique Chevillot, Ph.D.
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.
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Inman, Timothy O., ""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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Timothy O. Inman
Theology, Religion, Linguistics