Romans 8:8-9, was Discourse Analysis (computerm odel)

Lynn Trapp rltrapp at bluebunny.com
Fri Aug 4 15:38:11 EDT 2000


Everything I have ever read on the subject of DA has left me befuddled but I
suspect that is because I have yet to be convinced of the value of it for
translation or biblical studies.

Lynn  :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Weiss [mailto:eweiss at gte.net]
> Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 1:30 PM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Cc: Biblical Greek
> Subject: [b-greek] Re: Romans 8:8-9, was Discourse Analysis
> (computermodel)
> 
> 
> I have tried TWICE to read Beekman and Callow and I always 
> end up befuddled. I
> must have a mental block somewhere as far as DA is concerned. 
> Hence, I have
> sought other books, though I told my teacher that I might try 
> to read SSWC again.
> 
> clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
> 
> > on 08/04/00 11:09 AM, Eric Weiss wrote:
> >
> > > By the way, I ran into my old Greek teacher at a 
> bookstore. He still thinks
> > > Beekman and Callow, The Semantic Structure of Written 
> Communication, is the
> > > best book on DA.
> >
> > Perhaps your "old Greek teacher" has gotten a little behind 
> on his reading.
> > If my memory serves me correctly the first edition of 
> Beekman and Callow is
> > now about 20 years old. DA has exploded in the last 10 
> years and even though
> > I found  Beekman and Callow well worth taking the time to 
> read, I think it
> > should not be currently considered "the best work on DA."
> >
> > Of course this sort of a judgement is highly subjective and 
> presupposes the
> > notion that we are making some sort of "progress" in our 
> understanding of
> > these matters. This notion of "progress" in biblical 
> studies in general is
> > one which I find most amusing. As post enlightnement rationalism and
> > naturalism has come to dominate biblical studies I suspect 
> that a good
> > argument could be made that we have not seen any progress 
> in the last
> > several hundred years but precisely the opposite.
> >
> > But that is not a topic for b-greek so I will cease and 
> desist before I call
> > down the wrath of gods on my head.
> >
> > --
> > Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
> > Three Tree Point
> > P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
> 
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