By Mark E. Taylor
This learn uncovers major structuring suggestions in "James" that turn out to be important in a few methods. First, there exists a coherent, discernible process within the letter as an entire. moment, major makes use of of inclusion, in addition to different transition strategies, draw recognition to big routine topics. 3rd, the citation of Lev. 19:18 and echoes of the Shema (Deut. 6) take place in major structural destinations suggesting that the double-love command within the Jesus culture (cf. Mt. 22:34-40) is a hermeneutical key to the translation of the letter. The examine starts with an creation to the examine challenge and its value for interpretation. bankruptcy one summarizes and reviews prior proposals of the constitution of James. bankruptcy explains the text-linguistic method hired within the research that's then utilized in chapters 3, 4, and 5. bankruptcy six bargains a proposed constitution for the letter that comprises a double creation (1:2-11; 1:13-27) joined by means of an overlapping transition (1:12), a gently crafted letter physique (2:1-5:6) that's bracketed by means of a tremendous inclusion (2:12-13 & 4:11-12), and a end (5:7-20).
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Kathleen Callow. Discourse Considerations in Tronrlatine " the Word of God , (Grand Rapids, MI: ~ o n d e k n1974). 14. Beaugrande noted the leading role of van Dijk in his notion of macro-suucnre. See de Beaugrande and Dressle~Imroduction to Text Linguistics, pp. 2627; van Dijk, Some Aspects of Text Grammars. IS. Louw's 1973 article was instrumental in introducing his approach to New Testament studies. J o h a ~ e Ps. Louw, 'Discourse Analysis and the Greek New Testament', BT24 (1973),pp. 101-18.
7-12 Injunctions to the Community (A) Indictment of the richlproud (B) Injunctions to the Community (A) Fig. 6. Chiasm ofJames4 . 6 5 . 6~Thus, concerning the letter as a whole Pemer argued for the following structure. 57. 58. 59. 60. PeMeSJUmes and Eschatology, pp. 15&51. Pane5 J m e s and Eschatology, p. 153. 6', Bib 54 (1973), pp. 73-76 Penne~Jamesand Eschatology, pp. 155-57. Approaches to the Structure ofJames I. 1 11. 2-12 m. 12 V. 13-20 Fig. 7. Todd Penaer's outline of J a m s Since Penner was concerned only to show that James was framed by eschatological injunctions, his analysis did not extend to the entire letter.
Hartin and J. H. P e e r (eds), TPxt and Interpretation: New Approaches in the Criticism of the New Testament (Leiden:E. J. Brill, 19911, p. 84. 8. In their 1989 work on linguistia in biblical interpretation Cotterell and Turner expressed caution on the tentative nature of discourse analysis. ' Cotterell and Turner, Linguistis and Biblical Interpretation, p. 233. '~ First, the North American model employed by the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Arlington, Texas was influenced by the works of K.
A Text-Linguistic Investigation into the Discourse Structure of James (Library of New Testament Studies) by Mark E. Taylor