By Jeffrey T. Reed
This large-scale paintings is the applying of recent theories of discourse research to questions of Greek grammar, in particular with admire to the talk over the literary integrity of Philippians. bankruptcy 1 introduces the linguistic idea of discourse research, defining keywords, sketching its ancient evolution and outlining its significant tenets. bankruptcy 2 units forth a version of discourse research based mostly at the systemic practical theories of M.A.K. Halliday. bankruptcy three outlines the historical-critical debate over the literary integrity of Philippians. bankruptcy four inspects the style of Philippians, not easy rhetorical methods to the textual content and presenting as a substitute an epistolary class, viz. 'personal, hortatory letter'. bankruptcy five makes a speciality of the discourse constitution of the letter, investigating its use of ideational, interpersonal and textual capabilities of Hellenistic Greek. In bankruptcy 6, suitable problems with biblical hermeneutics are addressed.