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The Chronotope and its Discursive Function in the Gospel of Luke

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This chapter highlights one aspect of how Bakhtinian theory can be applied to the Gospel of Luke to discover how narrative strategy is used to propagate a particular discourse. Other related aspects are the use of carnivalisms and the intertextual dialogue with older texts as well as with prevailing socio-political realities. Bakhtin considers both the Greek Romance and early Christian texts as part of the Menippea of Graeco-Roman times. Heavily informed by a carnivalistic worldview, these texts make use of invention, the creation of carnivalistic doubles and intertextual conversations with other text. The discourse of the Gospel of Luke makes use of texts from the Hebrew Bible as a source, a legitimization for itself and as a discourse to diverge from. Its chronotope is expressive of this discursive movement. The final space of the discourse is the Gospel text itself, set to be disseminated throughout the world.

Keywords: Bakhtinian theory; Gospel of Luke; Greek Romance; Hebrew Bible



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