Restoring the Diaspora: Discursive Structure and Purpose in the Epistle of James

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Analyzes the discursive structure of the book of the New Testament, the oppositions of actions within it, and the progressive development of themes. The goal is to discover what James was trying to convince the reader of, and how he went about the job. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Introduction: "On Reading James" 1
Ch. 1 Reading James from the Outside In: Historical Criticism 9
Ch. 2 Reading the Epistle from the Inside Out: Greimasian Structural Semiotics 31
Ch. 3 "Perfection" through the "Implanted Word": James 1:2-21 57
Ch. 4 "Works" of the "Word": James 1:22 - 2:26 93
Ch. 5 "Humbling Oneself" in the Light of "Judgment": James 3:1 - 4:12 137
Ch. 6 "Bringing Back" One's "Neighbor": James 4:11 - 5:20 169
Ch. 7 "Restoring" The "Diaspora": Evaluating the Thesis 201
Appendix A An Interpretative Translation of the Epistle of James 221
Appendix B Oppositions of Actions in the Epistle of James 229
Bibliography 233
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