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.The latter, exploiting a device previously noted in Mark, consists of a healing miracle told with vivid detail and dialogue and with a historical present in its interior. In this embedded discourse, Episode 1 (102-12) recounts a question concerning divorce and Jesusa#39; answer; Episode 2 ... Episode 1 (1032-34) pictures Jesus resolutely leading the way towards Jerusalem while the disciples follow in fear.

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


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