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Lee, Jae Hyun
Paul’s Gospel in Romans. A Discourse Analysis of Rom 1:16–8:39.
Leiden-Boston: Brill 2010. XVIII, 578 S. m. Tab. gr.8° = Linguistic Biblical Studies, 3. Geb. EUR 146,00. ISBN 978-90-04-17963-9.
In a revised version of his McMaster dissertation, Jae Hyun Lee applies a linguistic discourse analysis on the first half of Romans, based on M. A. K. Halliday’s social-semiotic view of language. Thereby, he hopes to identify the text’s central points and to clarify their content. In this task, methodological discussion plays an important role as well. As a result, L. claims to reveal »more clearly what Paul wants to deliver in his gospel«.
Regarding the high goal of the book, it is striking that Rom 1:16–8:39 is studied isolated from the rest of the epistle. L. does not motivate this solution. For him, it is self-evident that the section in-cludes the core of Paul’s theology. By studying it one can reveal »the overall topical structure and the peak points of ...
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