The Interpersonal Metafunction in 1 Corinthians 1–4

The Tenor of Toughness

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Author: James D. Dvorak
In The Interpersonal Metafunction in 1 Corinthians 1-4, James D. Dvorak offers a linguistic-critical discourse analysis of 1 Cor 1-4 utilizing Appraisal Theory, a model rooted in the modern sociolinguistic paradigm known as Systemic-Functional Linguistics. This work is concerned primarily with the interpersonal meanings encoded in the text and how they pertain to the act of resocialization. Dvorak pays particular attention to the linguistics of appraisal in Paul’s language to determine the values with which Paul expects believers in Christ to align. This book will be of great value to biblical scholars and students with interests in biblical Greek, functional linguistics, appraisal theory, hermeneutics, exegesis, and 1 Corinthians.

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James D. Dvorak, Ph.D. (2012), McMaster Divinity College, is Professor of Greek and New Testament at Oklahoma Christian University. He has published a number of edited volumes, including The Epistle of James: Linguistic Exegesis of an Early Christian Letter (MDC Press/Pickwick, 2019).
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1 The Interpersonal Metafunction and Interpersonal Discourse Analysis
 1 Introduction
 2 Theory: Key Tenets and Presuppositions
 3 Conclusion

2 “What’s Your Take?” A Model for the Analysis of Intersubjective Stance in Written Discourse
 1 Introduction
 2 Modeling appraisal
 3 Analytical Procedure

3 “Tell Us How You Really Feel, Paul!” (Part 1)
 An Appraisal Analysis of 1 Cor 1:1–2:16
 1 Introduction
 2 To Corinth with Love: The Letter Opening and Thanksgiving (1 Cor 1:1–9)
 3 Is Christ Divided? The Problem of Coteries in Corinth (1 Cor 1:10–4:21) (Part i)
 4 Conclusion

4 “Tell Us How You Really Feel, Paul!” (Part 2)
 An Appraisal Analysis of 1 Cor 3:1–4:21
 1 Is Christ Divided? The Problem of Coteries in Corinth (1 Cor 1:10–4:21) (Part 2)
 2 Conclusion

5 Conclusion

Appendix: Survey of the Literature on the Study of 1 Corinthians
Bibliography
Index
Biblical scholars and students with interests in Biblical Greek, functional linguistics, appraisal theory, hermeneutics, exegesis, and 1 Corinthians.