Intertextuality Analysis Text From The Bible, Quran, And Vedas

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Intertextuality
Intertextuality is a relevant area of rhetoric analysis that enables an individual to relate a single discourse with more than one text. In this case, the discourse is analyzed from the perspective of different texts to ascertain its validity. Religious texts can be analyzed in such a way as to authenticate a certain topic of discussion. Excerpts from the Quran, Vedas, and the Bible portray the concept of intertextuality. Through these concepts, interactional relevance is likely to be achieved. Consequently, followers of the three religions can easily attain closure of different issues that are shared amongst them.
The Vedas is a book used in Hinduism while the Quran and the Bible are used by the Muslims and Christians. The three texts discuss law and spirituality. In additional to enhancing spirituality, the holy texts impose the rule of law on their subjects. The texts have forged laws that are currently being implemented by the legal orders. The laws are applied nationally and internationally in support of the legal orders. For instance, the Quran is the supreme law in Islamic countries, the Bible is the law in countries that practice Christianity, and Vedas plays significant roles of forging laws in countries that embrace Hinduism (Sharma 279). For instance, killing is not appropriate for the three texts. Similarly, the international law and constitutions of different countries prohibit killing. Therefore, people tend to follow both laws.
The Bible and the Quran are connected because they embrace the same prophets and stories. The texts are eschatological because they predict life beyond history. However, believers of a particular text may fail to believe in the divinity of the other texts. For instance, Christians may not believe in the Vedas and the Quran, terming them distorted or corrupted. Others believe that the Quran and the Bible...

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