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Publishings and Presentations

Posted by on Sep 19, 2009 in personal | 6 comments

Last week, I received news that my paper “Prominence in 1 Corinthians 12-14″ is going to be published in the next issue of the journal Filología Neotestamentaria. This is the abstract of my paper:

Linguists have provided interpreters with several tools with which to analyze the biblical texts. However, interpreters have been slow to implement many of these sets of tools. One such set of tools allows the interpreter to consider prominence within a given discourse in order to discover which words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and even sections of a writing the author considered to be the most important. This paper considers linguistic prominence at the colon and paragraph level within 1 Corinthians 12-14 to help the interpreter understand Paul’s purpose in writing this discourse.

A re-worked section of the paper can be found here.

I’m also preparing a presentation on the church meeting in 1 Corinthians for Dave Black’s New Testament Theology class. I’ll be making that presentation in his class on September 30.

Finally, I’m working on a few presentation proposals for SECSOR 2010. Since I’m also working on my prospectus, and then my dissertation. So, hopefully, all of my research will parallel one another.


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  1. 9-19-2009

    Congratulations on the publication, Alan. That’s wonderful news, and it sounds like a very interesting paper also.

  2. 9-19-2009


    Hearty congratulations! Well done!

  3. 9-19-2009

    Great work and an encouragement to me as I start doctoral studies.

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  5. 9-20-2009

    Congrats A-Knox

  6. 9-21-2009

    Wow. Very cool.