A Religious Ethics of Translation: The Love Command

Wolf, Alain (2015) A Religious Ethics of Translation: The Love Command. Journal of Translation, 11 (1). pp. 61-73. ISSN 1558-7282

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Abstract

Our understanding of ethics in the field of translation studies shows a secular bias which has distorted our moral vision. This article examines recent accounts of the role of ethics when communication is translated by interpreters and translators. Rather than relying on professional codes or relativist approaches, the potential value in adopting a religious perspective to our understanding of ethics is underlined, reclaiming the spiritual dimension of moral action and reconceptualising notions of the Other, power and ideology in translation. Examples are given from the literature in the field of contemporary translation studies.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 08:21
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55449
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