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Linguistics & biblical interpretation

Author: Peter Cotterell; Max Turner
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1989.
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Cotterell, Peter, 1930-
Linguistics & biblical interpretation.
Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)651881811
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cotterell; Max Turner
ISBN: 0830817514 9780830817511
OCLC Number: 18907759
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Language, linguistics and biblical interpretation --
the phenomenon of human language --
pragmatics and exegesis --
universals of language --
synchronic and diachronic linguistics --
linguistics and the bible --
2. Semantics and hermeneutics --
semantics --
the task of exegesis and the nature of meaning --
3. Dimensions of the meaning of a discourse --
meaning as 'sense' --
meaning and reference --
meaning as significance and presupposition pools --
meaning as significance and genre considerations --
meaning as 'significance' and the exegetical task --
4. The use and abuse of word studies in theology --
word study from Cremer to Kittel --
James Barr and the criticism of word-study approaches to theology --
responses to Barr --
5. The grammar of words: lexical semantics --
introduction --
analyzing the different sense of a word --
context and the choice of senses --
summary of implications of lexical semantics for theological word studies --
6. Sentences and sentence structures --
sentences --
sentence clusters --
meaning relations between pairs of sentences or propositions --
the nuclear sentence relations in Hebrews 2:1-4 --
ranking nuclear sentences in complex preposition clusters --
semantic structure analysis of extensive discourses --
semantic structure analysis and New Testament exegesis --
7. Discourse analysis --
introduction --
discourse indicators of time --
deixis --
direct and indirect speech in texts --
the structure of discourse --
discourse structure: a summary --
the rape of Tamar --
8. Discourse analysis: the special case of conversation --
the presupposition pool --
five principles governing conversation --
turn taking --
adjacency pairs --
anecdotal pairs --
Nicodemus --
9. Non-literal language --
subjective meaning in utterances --
affective language --
metaphor --
burning coals --
parable --
allegory --
congregational worship: 1 Cor. 11:2-16.
Other Titles: Linguistics and biblical interpretation
Responsibility: Peter Cotterell & Max Turner.

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