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The Word Order of the Gospel of Luke by Ivan Shing Chung Kwong


The Word Order of the Gospel of Luke by Ivan Shing Chung Kwong

This work studies the word order of the Gospel of Luke and some of its prominent messages with consideration of systemic functional linguistic theories. The first part of the work focuses on the relative positions of four constituents (subject, predicate, complement and circumstantial adjunct) of different types of Lukan clauses (independent, dependent, infinitival, participial and embedded clause). The result gives some unmarked (typical or common) word order patterns and some marked word order patterns of all Lukan clauses. The second part traces the foregrounded messages of the Gospel based on their related marked word order patterns incorporated with functional linguistic phenomena. The result highlights the messages of Jesus' disciples and his parents' failure in understanding him, Pilate's crime of handing over Jesus and Jesus' predictions of his future sufferings and Peter's future failure. JSNTS and Studies in New Testament Greek series

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Ivan Shing Chung Kwong is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong.

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Publication date

8th December 2005


Ivan Shing Chung Kwong

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


264 pages




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