Jan-Olav Henriksen
University of Agder
Summary The claim about the resurrection of Jesus Christ is marked by relative semiotic indeterminacy. The lack of an experiential reference for this claim means that we have to see it as the result of an abductive interpretation. Against a backdrop founded on a pragmatist semiotic theory that includes the analytical differentiation between contexts of discovery and contexts of justification, the claim about the resurrection is analyzed with reference to the categories revelation, experience, and recognition. Abduction is at work with regard to all of these categories. Among the consequences emerging from this approach is that there is no way to prove the fact of the resurrection: it remains an interpretation of signs.
Keywords Abduction  Abduktion  Erfahrung  Erkenntnis  Experience  Offenbarung  Recognition  Revelation  Semiotics  Semiotik
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DOI 10.1515/nzsth-2018-0019
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