The epistle of James : linguistic exegesis of an early Christian letter / edited by James D. Dvorak and Zachary K. Dawson.

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications ; Hamilton, Canada : McMaster Divinity College Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
xvi, 332 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.


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Summary note
"The Epistle of James is a collection of essays that applies to the book of James linguistic methods of analysis that are based on the same theoretical framework, namely Systemic-Functional Linguistics. This volume is unique in that it provides a theoretically consistent and unified approach to a single New Testament book, which makes the whole volume useful for researchers and students of James. Each essay makes its own creative use of this linguistic perspective to engage important critical questions and to pave new ground for Jacobean scholarship based on linguistic analysis. Various topics in this volume include the textual structure and cohesion of the letter, intertextuality, rhetorical strategies, ideological struggle, interpersonal relations, and other topics related to the letter's social context and language use."-- Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Introduction / James D. Dvorak and Zachary K. Dawson -- Mapping the text : how discourse analysis helps reveal the way through James / Cynthia Long Westfall -- Cohesion in James : a response to Martin Dibelius / Stanley E. Porter -- Torah observance without faith : the interlocutor of James 2:18 as a critic of Jesus-Faith / Christopher D. Land -- Minding the gap : linking the thematic relationship between [dipsuchos] (Jas. 1:8 and 4:8) and the Shema (Deut 6:4-5) through Hos 10:2 / Ji Hoe Kim -- An analysis of James 2:14-26 with special reference to the intertextual reading of Abraham and Rahab / Xiaxia E. Xue -- The rules of "engagement" : assessing the function of the diatribe in James 2:14-26 using critical discourse analysis / Zachary K. Dawson -- Ask and ye shall position the readers : James's use of questions to (re-)align his readers / James D. Dvorak -- Brothers, sisters---adulteresses! Establishing and maintaining tenor relations in James / Benjamin B. Hunt -- [Iakobou] contra mundum : anti-language and the epistle of James / Jonathan M. Watt -- Conclusion : linguistic exegesis of the epistle of James with reference to exegetical commentary writing / Zachary K. Dawson and James D. Dvorak.
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