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The parables of a Samoan divine : an analysis of Samoan texts of the 1860's

Va'a, Leulu Felise


The aim of this thesis is the interpretation and analysis of religious parables written by a Samoan pastor of the London Missionary Society in the early 1860’s. The approach adopted is essentially a hermeneutic one involving linguistic analysis at three different levels: semiotic (word), semantic (sentence) and text (hermeneutic). Ultimately, hermeneutics concerns the ’’reference” of the text or the world that the text reveals. The texts being considered here are labelled as tales,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1987
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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