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Repentance: human life, activity concept or genre?

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The phenomenon of «repentance» has been analyzed from the perspective of various sciences: communicative linguistics, linguocognitology, genristics, theolinguistics.

Repentance is a genuine recognition of the fault, error, sin, regret at the offense. This understanding is related to a domestic repentance – a strong emotional experience, which is correlated with a sense of shame for him/herself and his/her actions (a secular approach to this phenomenon).

In the spotlight is the intersection of the repentance concept with the repentance genre and dialogue. Thus the whole knowledge about the object has been represented.

The article shows that the essence of repentance is most clearly manifested in the reconstruction of spiritual values (sin, shame, guilt, etc.), concepts (sorry, conscience, morality), which, in turn, become the core of the respective speech genres.


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