Oscar E. Jiménez opens up the multi-dimensional implications of Ephesians 2:11-22 for narrative and theological analysis, demonstrating that each metaphor in the text blends and creates a single, complex narrative. Concentric spatial places construct the text’s landscape on which the Gentiles move, each place representing increasing intimacy and familiarity through national, familial, architectural, and cultic images. Christ is the vehicle of that motion, and also the agent, breaking down walls and abolishing enmity, and ultimately building the structure as both builder and cornerstone. This will be an important book for New Testament scholars and scholars interested in the use of linguistics in Biblical studies, in particular literary and narrative analysis to the New Testament epistles.
Oscar E. Jiménez, Ph.D. (2020), The London School of Theology, is an independent researcher, with an interest in Pauline studies and cognitive linguistics. He has pastored for eight years among the Hispanic community in London.
New Testament scholars, at the top of the list: Professors, Pauline experts, Masters and PhD students. Scholars who are interested in the use of linguistics in Biblical studies, more specifically literary or narrative analysis to the New Testament epistles. Scholars of Ephesians and Paul with interest in conceptual metaphors and their use in discourse.