Tag Archives: Dale C. Allison Jr.

The Significance of Allusions

“Allusions, which give us more to do and so heighten our attention, invite informed imaginations to make their own contributions. Meaning is infolded not to obscure but to improve communication. The implicit allows the pleasure of discovery, and readers who … Continue reading

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Allison on Intertextuality

But how does the contemporary reader of an ancient work come to perceive such exchanges? Or, more simply, when is an allusion an illusion?Anyone familiar with the critical literature on the New Testament knows that the discovery of allusions is … Continue reading

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