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Text, context and the Johannine community : a sociolinguistic analysis of the Johannine writings

Author: David A Lamb
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014.
Series: Library of New Testament studies, 477.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
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Text, Context and the Johannine Community adopts a new approach to the social context of the Johannine writings by drawing on modern sociolinguistic theory. Sociolinguistics emphasizes language as a social phenomenon, which can be analysed with reference not only to its broad context of culture, but also, through the use of register analysis, to its narrower context of situation. The Johannine writings have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lamb, David A.
Text, context and the Johannine community.
London ; a New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Lamb
ISBN: 0567129667 9780567129666
OCLC Number: 873760159
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 231 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Preface; Chapter 1 --
THE RISE AND FALL OF A PARADIGM? THE JOHANNINE COMMUNITY IN RECENT SCHOLARSHIP; 1.1. Introduction: Paradigms, Texts and Contexts; 1.2. The Rise of the Johannine Community; 1.3. The Fall of the Johannine Community; 1.4. Conclusions: Texts, Contexts and Paradigms; Chapter 2 --
THE COMMUNITY OF THE BELOVED DISCIPLE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAYMOND BROWN'S MODEL OF COMMUNITY; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. The Gospel According to John: The Community Emerges; 2.3. The Community of the Beloved Disciple: The Community Disintegrates. 2.4. The Epistles of John: The Two Communities2.5. Introduction to the Gospel of John: A Tentative Move to a Synchronic Reading of the Text?; 2.6. Conclusions: A School, a Community and Texts; Chapter 3 --
TEXT AND CONTEXT: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOCIOLINGUISTIC THEORIES OF REGISTER; 3.1. Introduction: The Social Nature of Language; 3.2. Genre, Register, Style and Dialect: Definitions; 3.3. Varieties of Language: Contexts of Culture and Situation; 3.4. Two Approaches to Register Analysis; 3.5. Examples of Register and the Problem of Corpus; 3.6. Language: Literary and Non-Literary. 3.7. Relation of Register to Form Criticism: Sitz im Leben3.8. Applications of Register Analysis to Gospel Contexts; 3.9. A Model for Analysing Tenor in the Johannine Writings; 3.10. Conclusions; Chapter 4 --
THE ANTILANGUAGE ANTISOCIETY: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOCIOLOGICAL COMMENTATORS; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Meeks: 'The Man from Heaven in Johannine Sectarianism'; 4.3. Leroy: Riddles and Misunderstanding --
The Sondersprache of the Johannine Community; 4.4. Malina: The Pioneer of Antilanguage in Johannine Studies; 4.5. Petersen and the Language of the Sons of Light. 4.6. Neyrey and the Sociology of Secrecy4.7. Thatcher: Riddles as Antilanguage; 4.8. Rohrbaugh: Nicodemus Meets Antilanguage; 4.9. Esler and Piper: Antilanguage and Lazarus; 4.10. David Reed: The Anti-Roman Empire Community; 4.11. Conclusions: So Much Antilanguage, So Little Sociolinguistics; Chapter 5 --
THE REGISTER OF THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS: DO THEY REFLECT A PARTICULAR COMMUNITY?; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Narrative Asides in the Gospel of John; 5.3. Register in the Epistles of John; 5.4. Reasons for Writing in 1 John 2.7-17; 5.5. 2 John: A Formal Letter to a Community? 5.6. 3 John: A Real Letter to a Real Person?5.7. Conclusions: The Register of the Johannine Writings; Chapter 6 --
CONCLUSION: THE DEATH OF THE JOHANNINE COMMUNITY?; 6.1. Review; 6.2. A Possible Context for the Johannine Writings; 6.3. Areas for Further Research; 6.4. Conclusion: A Plea for Caution; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies, 477.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Responsibility: David A. Lamb.

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