Date of Award

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Divinity College

Supervisor

Stanley E. Porter

Language

English

Abstract

Most current research into 1 Tim 2:11-12 relates to the study of cultural context and to word and phrase studies. This work attempts to use a discourse analysis model to evaluate the epistle as a whole using a bottom-up interpretation of the epistle to determine the meaning of 1 Tim 2: 11-12 and how it relates to an egalitarian understanding of the text. My linguistic model will be based on Halliday's systemic-functional linguistic model of language. Adapted slightly to evaluate a dead language, this model will use the tripartite field -tenor-mode register method. The final sections will address the state of current research and how the discourse analysis model used in this thesis enlightens that research.

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