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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.
List of Tables
1.1. The research problem
1.2. The study of discourse in the field of Linguistics
1.3. The textual basis for the study
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
5.2. Participant reference
5.3. Clause word order
5.5. The influence of the rhetorical situation
Appendix A. Texttype in I Corinthians
Appendix B. Greek Constituent Structure Displays for I Corinthians