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The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter
Dvorak, James D. and Zachary K. Dawson, editors

Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2019 pp. xvi + 332. $40.00

Series Information
Linguistic Exegesis of the New Testament, 1

Description: The Epistle of James is a collection of essays that applies to the book of James linguistic methods of analysis that are based on the same theoretical framework, namely Systemic-Functional Linguistics. This volume is unique in that it provides a theoretically consistent and unified approach to a single New Testament book, which makes the whole volume useful for researchers and students of James. Each essay makes its own creative use of this linguistic perspective to engage important critical questions and to pave new ground for Jacobean scholarship based on linguistic analysis. Various topics in this volume include the textual structure and cohesion of the letter, intertextuality, rhetorical strategies, ideological struggle, interpersonal relations, and other topics related to the letterís social context and language use. Contributors include Benjamin B. Hunt, Jo Hoe Kim, Christopher D. Land, Stanley E. Porter, Jonathan M. Watt, Cynthia Long Westfall, and Xiaxia E. Xue.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, James, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Greek

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Review by Darian R. Lockett
Published 8/19/2020
Citation: Darian R. Lockett, review of James D. Dvorak and Zachary K. Dawson, eds., The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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