The Epistle of James.
The Epistle of James
James D. Dvorak & Zachary K. Dawson, editors
c/o Wipf and Stock Publishers
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9781498224581, $40.00, PB, 348pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Collaboratively compiled and co-edited by James D. Dvorak (Professor of Greek and New Testament at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) and Zachary K. Dawson (who is a PhD candidate in New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario), "The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter" is a collection of essays that applies to the book of James with respect to linguistic methods of analysis that are based on the same theoretical framework, namely Systemic-Functional Linguistics.
This volume in the Pickwick Publications McMaster Linguistic Exegesis of the New Testament series 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 individual 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.
Critique: A compendium of simply outstanding and meticulous scholarship that is unreservedly recommended for church, seminary, college, and university library Contemporary New Testament Theology collections in general, and The Epistle of James supplemental studies lists in particular, "The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter" is comprised of eleven erudite and insightful articles, a listing of the contributors and their credentials, a six page Index of Modern Authors, and a seven page Index of Ancient Sources.
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|Title Annotation:||The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter|
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2019|
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