"This book aims to introduce readers of the Greek NT to discourse analysis (also known as text linguistics) and the insights that such an approach can bring to the study of this text. While traditional grammar has tended to focus on language at the level of the sentence and below, discourse analysis looks beyond the sentence to the wider context of an utterance--the extra-sentential level--and its function. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1 (Foundations) introduces discourse analysis and surveys connecting prepositions; Part 2 (Forward-Pointing Devices) surveys prominence-marking strategies; Part 3 (Information Structuring Devices) focuses on word order; and Part 4 (Thematic Highlighting Devices) examines ways in which the use of language influences readers' mental representations of discourse. A short summary at the end of the book provides a tabulation of some 14 distinct discourse devices. "Discourse analysis is an undeniably complex field. However, Runge has produced an extremely lucid and useful introduction. The book does not seek to dispense with earlier or alternative approaches: as Daniel B. Wallace states in his forward, the present volume 'is a complement to traditional grammars, rather than in competition with them ' (p. xvi). Indeed, Runge begins most chapters by reviewing the 'conventional' explanations of a linguistic phenomenon before presenting the 'discourse' ones. Runge makes extensive and helpful use of comparison with English discourse devices and offers ample illustrations from the NT (given in both Greek and English). This book is an intelligent guide to a difficult but vitally important approach to our understanding of texts."--"Journal for the Study of the New Testament: Booklist 2012 "
Steven E. Runge is the General Editor of the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament. He has a Master of Theological Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, B.C., Canada; a BA in Speech Communication from Western Washington University; and a Doctor of Literature degree in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education.
Very helpful starting point to moving beyond traditional grammar/lexicon approach. Runge does an excellent job of bringing linguistics and discourse analysis to the reader. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard P. Shields
I purchased this book to gain an understanding regarding Discourse Grammer. This was a bit over my head, but after reading some of the chapters a few times I started to grasp what... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jerry
This book was purchased for our library upon recommendation by faculty as an excellent resource for student reading and research.Published 13 months ago by Bible college librarian
This grammar is basically PHENOMENAL in it's approach to discourse analysis and linguistics and I was just FEASTNG on this book and I wanted to share some of the reasons why I... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joseph
Steven E. Runge’s Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis is a very helpful book for those who want to move beyond reading... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Brian C. Leport
Excellent review of why an author makes linguistic decisions. Very helpful, changes the way I do exegesis. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Benjamen Ober
Read this one as soon as it came out in my digital library with Logos, and I was not disappointed. Steve Runge, DLitt in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenboschout,... Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Amazon Customer