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Language and Identity in Ancient Narratives : the Relationship between Speech Patterns and Social Context in the Acts of the Apostles, Acts of John, and Acts of Philip.

Author: Julia A Snyder
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.
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When a Christian writer refers to Jesus as "the Lord," what does it signify? Is it primarily a way of making a political or theological statement, or might social concerns have had more influence on the writer's choice of words? Studies of early Christianity regularly depend on a nuanced understanding of lexical significance, but current research often fails to consider social aspects of "what words mean." Julia A.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia A Snyder
ISBN: 1306977533 9781306977531
OCLC Number: 884548396
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Speech patterns and social context in the Acts of the Apostles --
Speech patterns and social context in the Acts of John --
Speech patterns and social context in the Acts of Philip --
Conclusion.

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When a Christian writer refers to Jesus as "the Lord," what does it signify? Is it primarily a way of making a political or theological statement, or might social concerns have had more influence on the writer's choice of words? Studies of early Christianity regularly depend on a nuanced understanding of lexical significance, but current research often fails to consider social aspects of "what words mean." Julia A. Snyder argues that methodological improvements are needed in how lexical significance in ancient Greek texts is determined, based on an analysis of the relationship between speech p.

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