I am looking for relatively short responses to the problems below:
1) describe how can I best describe to my interested friends the difference between "reader response" and "authorial intent"?
2) describe why is the issue of communication significant to the description of authorial intent?
3) Who controls the meaning in interpretation: me the reader or the author and describe why this is important?
4.) describe how can I define the terms: literary meaning, allegory, and typology in one sentence?
5) I am having a challenge describing the main difference between an allegory and a typology?
6.) As a Christian these days should I employ these methods and why?
What would be some good backup sources I could read up on to refine my knowledge to each of such subjects?