Discourse Analysis and the New Testament

Discourse Analysis and the New Testament

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The volume contains contributions by many of the major discourse analysts of the New Testament, including E.A. Nida, W. Schenk, J.P. Louw and J. Callow. Some of these essays deal with methodology, raising necessary questions about what it means to analyse discourse. Others demonstrate an already committed approach by reading specific texts. A 'state-of-the-art' volume for all scholars interested in this increasingly important area of New Testament research.Johannes P. Louw The title of this essay seems to be essentially redundant since it tends to emphasize the obvious. ... The crux of the matter lies in the surprising fact that reading a text involves various levels of meaning: the meaning of a sentence is not ... or contrasted, what is foregrounded or backgrounded, to what is fact or speech act, what is informative or emotive, what is history or parable, etc .

Title:Discourse Analysis and the New Testament
Author: Jeffrey Reed, Stanley E. Porter
Publisher:A&C Black - 1999-06-01

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