Collected Essays -- By: Anonymous
JETS 43:4 (Dec 00) p. 747
Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed. JSNTSup 170. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, 425 pp., $85.00.
The volume begins with an introductory essay: “Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: An Introduction,” by Stanley E. Porter and Jeffrey T. Reed (pp. 15-18). Part I, “Theory and Method in Discourse Analysis,” includes the following essays: “The Role of Context in the Understanding of Discourse,” by Eugene A. Nida (pp. 20-27); “The Cohesiveness of Discourse: Towards a Model of Linguistic Criteria for Analyzing New Testament Discourse,” by Jeffrey T. Reed (pp. 28- 46); “Is Critical Discourse Analysis Critical? An Evaluation Using Philemon as a Test Case,” by Stanley E. Porter (pp. 47-70); and “The Use of Annotated Corpora for New Testament Discourse Analysis: A Survey of Current Practice and Future Prospects,” by Matthew Brook O’Donnell (pp. 71-117). Part II, “Discourse Analysis and the Gospels and Acts,” includes the following essays: “The Historic Present in Matthew: Beyond Speech Margins,” by Stephanie L. Black (pp. 120-139); “A Top-Down, Template-Driven Narrative Analysis, Illustrated by Application to Mark’s Gospel,” by Robert E. Longacre (pp. 140-168); “Mark 5:1–43: Generating the Complexity of a Narrative from its Most Basic Elements,” by Robert E. Longacre (pp. 169-196); “The Testamental Disciple-Instruction of the Markan Jesus (Mark 13): Its Levels of Communication and its Rhetorical Structures,” by Wolfgang Schenk (pp. 197-222); “Pronouns of Shame and Disgrace in Luke 22.63-64, ” by Jonathan M. Watt (pp. 223-234); “Participant Reference and Foregrounded Syntax in the Stephen Episode,” by Gustavo Martin-Asensio (pp. 235-257); and “Naked and Wounded: Foregrounding, Relevance and Situation in Acts 19:13–20, ” by Todd Klutz (pp. 258-279). Part III, “Discourse Analysis and the Pauline Corpus,” includes the following: “The Damned and the Justified in Romans 5:12–21: An Analysis of Semantic Structure,” by Richard J. Erickson (pp. 282-307); “A Discourse Reading of Ephesians 1.3-14, ” by Johannes P. Louw (pp. 308-315); “Some Constraints on Discourse Development in the Pastoral Epistles,” by Stephen H. Levinsohn (pp. 316-333); and “‘Let No One Disregard You!’ (Titus 2:15): Church Discipline and the Construction of Discourse in a Personal, ‘Pastoral’ Epistle,” by Ernst R. Wendland (pp. 334-351)....
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