A Discourse Analysis of First Corinthians Symbol Version | Unicode Version Ralph Bruce Terry
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements
Abstract
List of Tables

Chapter
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
   1.1 The Research Problem
        Introduction
        The Statement of the Problem
        The Research Question
        Subsidiary Questions
        Delimitations and Limitations
                of the Study
        Terms
   1.2 Scholarship Relevant To The Dissertation
        Introduction
        Linguistic Theory
        New Testament Scholarship
   1.3 The Textual Basis for the Study
   1.4 Methodology
        General Method
        Procedures
II.  THE RHETORICAL SITUATION AND
         CULTURAL BACKGROUND
   2.1 The Rhetorical Situation
        Setting and Background
          The City of Corinth
          The Historical Background to
                  I Corinthians
   2.2  Literary Concerns
          The Authorship, Authenticity,
                  and Dating of I Corinthians
          The Unity of I Corinthians
   2.3 The Cultural Background
        The Place of a Schema in Understanding
   2.4  Aspects of Culture at Corinth
          Wisdom and Leadership
          Fornication and Incest
          Marriage and Divorce
          Eating Meat Offered to Idols
          Head Coverings
          Lord's Supper
          Ecstasy in Religion
          Women in Religion
          The Resurrection
          Contributions
   2.5  Christianity and Culture at Corinth
III. MACROSEGMENTATION, MACROSTRUCTURE, AND THEME
   3.1 Methodology
   3.2 Macrosegmentation
        The Structure of the Letter
        Paul's Use of Chiasmus in Major Sections
        The Unity of the Fourth Discourse
        The Endings of Two Discourses
   3.3 Macrostructure
        The Hortatory Distribution in the Letter
        The Argument Summaries and
                Key Ideas of the Discourses
        The Macrostructures of the Discourses
        The Macrostructure of the Fourth Discourse
   3.4 Theme
        A Unifying Theme for I Corinthians
        Culture as a Unifying Theme
        The Centrality of Christ
        A Unified Macrostructure
        Themes as Meta-structures
IV. CONSTITUENT ANALYSIS
   4.0 Introduction
   4.1 Particle
        The Linear Structure of a Text
        The Colon as Linguistic Sentence
        Structural Paragraphs
        Orthographic Paragraphs
        Advantages of Constituent
                Structure Analysis
        Constituent Paragraph Structure
        Verb Ranking and Salience Levels
                in Greek Hortatory Text
   4.2 Wave
        Transitions between Paragraphs
   4.3 Field
        Types of Grammatical and
                Conceptual Patterns
        Chiasmus on the Paragraph Level
   4.4 The Value of Multiple Perspective
   4.5 Conclusions
V.  OTHER FEATURES OF DISCOURSE
   5.0 Intorduction
   5.1 Peak
   5.2 Participant Reference
   5.3 Clause Word Order
   5.4 Quotations
        Methods of Introducing Quotations
                in I Corinthians
        Old Testament Quotations and
                Synoptic Traditions
   5.5 The Influence of the Rhetorical Situation
VI.  SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
   6.1 Summary and Conclusions
   6.2 Areas for Additional Research
Appendix

A. TEXTTYPE IN I CORINTHIANS

B. GREEK CONSTITUENT STRUCTURE DISPLAYS FOR I CORINTHIANS

C. COLON STRUCTURE IN I CORINTHIANS

D. THREE MAIN CONSTITUENT CLAUSE LIST OF I CORINTHIANS

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AN ANALYSIS OF
CERTAIN FEATURES OF DISCOURSE
IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK OF
I CORINTHIANS

 

The members of the Committee approve the doctoral
dissertation of Ralph Bruce Terry

Robert E. Longacre
Supervising Professor

Joseph W. Bastien

Donald A. Burquest

Kenneth L. Pike

Robert J. Reddick

Nancy V. Wood

Dean of the Graduate School

 


AN ANALYSIS OF
CERTAIN FEATURES OF DISCOURSE
IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK OF
I CORINTHIANS

by

Ralph Bruce Terry

 

Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of
The University of Texas at Arlington in Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Texas at Arlington

May 1993


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This dissertation is lovingly dedicated to the five most influential women in my life: my mother, Hazel Terry, who instilled me with a great love for the scriptures; my wife, Barbara Terry, who supported me throughout this academic journey in more ways than one; and my three daughters, Brina, Breta, and Becka, who put up with a father constantly in school.


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