The Word Order of the Gospel of Luke

by Ivan Shing Chung Kwong

Part of the The Library of New Testament Studies Series

The Word Order of the Gospel of Luke Synopsis

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567030511
Publication date: 8th December 2005
Author: Ivan Shing Chung Kwong
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 264 pages
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About Ivan Shing Chung Kwong

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

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