Comparative Stylistic and Genre Analysis of the Messages of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

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Abstract

This article presents a comparative stylistic and genre analysis of the messages delivered by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury. The study examines the unique stylistic elements and genre conventions employed in their respective messages, aiming to reveal the underlying rhetorical strategies, thematic emphases, and communicative techniques. Employing qualitative analysis methods, the paper explores how these religious leaders use language and genre to articulate their theological perspectives and address contemporary issues. The analysis underscores the differences and similarities in their approaches, reflecting their distinct cultural, theological, and institutional contexts. By comparing the messages of these prominent figures in the Russian Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion, the study contributes to a deeper understanding of contemporary religious communication and its impact on global and local religious communities.

General Information

Keywords: comparative analysis, stylistic analysis, genre analysis, Patriarch Kirill, archbishop Justin Welby, rhetorical strategies, theological communication, Russian Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, religious messages, contemporary religious discourse

Journal rubric: General and Comparative Historical Linguistics

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2024110104

Received: 21.01.2024

Accepted:

For citation: Naumova A.V. Comparative Stylistic and Genre Analysis of the Messages of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2024. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 36–51. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2024110104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Anzhelika V. Naumova, PhD student, Department of Contrastive Linguistics, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0007-7128-445X, e-mail: anaumova1872@yandex.ru

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