Rick Brannan of ricoblog treats us to a review of a new book, Rhetoric at the Boundaries: The Art and Theology of the New Testament Chain-Link Transitions
, by Bruce W. Longenecker. Any book which wrestles with the discourse structure of the Bible in a responsible way can only help in the effort to create better Bibles. Linguist Bob Longacre (hmm, what is there about these surnames and discourse studies?!), who has written about Hebrew chain-linking in the Joseph story of Genesis
, would be most interested in Longenecker's book. I hope I can read this new book before too long. Heads up, Exegetitor
, you may have some more good stuff here to blog about!
In his review Rick mentions that he previously read Ray Van Neste's Cohesion and Structure in the Pastoral Epistles
which deals with both textual cohesion and transitions between discourse sections. (At $140 for this one at amazon.com
, and $94.37 at Eisenbrauns
, one might wish to read it via Inter-Library loan.)Categories: discourse, rhetorical analysis, cohesion, transition