A Discourse Analysis of First Corinthians

Author(s):
Terry, Ralph Bruce
Description:

This book utilizes principles of discourse analysis, cultural anthropology, and biblical studies to analyze First Corinthians. It draws on concepts of text organization from the work of Robert E. Longacre and Kenneth L. Pike. It demonstrates that discourse analysis is an important tool for the study of texts, even ancient ones.

Dr. Ralph Terry has formal training in both biblical studies and discourse analysis and has had field experience among the Navajos.

Table of Contents:

List of Tables
Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1. The research problem
    1.2. The study of discourse in the field of Linguistics
    1.3. The textual basis for the study
    1.4. Methodology

  3. Rhetorical Situation and Cultural Background
  4. 2.1. Setting and background
    2.2. Literary concerns
    2.3. The place of a schema in understanding
    2.4. Aspects of culture at Corinth
    2.5 Christianity and culture at Corinth

  5. Overall Discourse Structure
  6. 3.1. Methodology
    3.2. Macrosegmentation
    3.3. Macrostructure
    3.4. Theme

  7. Constituent Analysis
  8. 4.1. Particle
    4.2. Wave
    4.3. Field

  9. Other Features of Discourse
  10. 5.1. Peak
    5.2. Participant reference
    5.3. Clause word order
    5.4. Quotations
    5.5. The influence of the rhetorical situation

  11. Discourse Analysis as a Study of Constraints

Appendix A. Texttype in I Corinthians
Appendix B. Greek Constituent Structure Displays for I Corinthians
References

$26.95
Date:
1995
Extent:
xii, 192 pages
Subject:
Discourse analysis
ISBN 13:
978-0883127070
ISBN 10:
0883127075
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.43 in
Weight:
0.6 lb
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