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Paul’s Anthropological Terms in the Light of Discourse Analysis - Publications in Translation and Textlinguistics

Chen, Sunny (2019) Paul’s Anthropological Terms in the Light of Discourse Analysis - Publications in Translation and Textlinguistics. SIL International, Dallas, USA. 310pp. ISBN 9781556714214

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Abstract

Scholars generally apply the New Testament Greek terms sōma 'body', pneuma 'spirit', psychē 'soul', and kardia 'heart' to the individual. But what is Paul is referring to with these terms? Dr Chen explores the whole picture. He illustrates that these terms carry social and corporate dimensions, focusing on community or communal unity, thus emphasising the place of the human person within the ecclesial community.

Chen's helpful contribution to our understanding of Paul continues in the growing tradition of Mois s Silva, David Black, Stanley Porter, Joel Green, and others, using discourse linguistic principles to refine our understanding of biblical texts. His integrated investigation of the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic features of Paul's anthropological terms in the context of the entire epistles in which they are used rightly challenges us to rethink all that Paul is referring to with these terms--which in turn will challenge us to rethink Paul's understanding of the Church and, indeed, of the entire Gospel message.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Paul, Anthropology, Discourse Analysis, Textlinguistics
Fields of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200305 Latin and Classical Greek Languages
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Languages
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 05:15
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 05:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3709

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