Compare any languages and you’ll find they have similar tasks that need to be accomplished. Whether it’s creating anticipation, highlighting something important, or structuring the overall flow, the discourse devices that accomplish these tasks help us understand the meaning of the text. In this course, Dr. Runge helps you understand how these discourse devices function both in English and Greek so you can better exegete the Greek New Testament and communicate it’s meaning from the pulpit or in the classroom. Dr. Runge explores these discourse devices in easy-to-understand language and with illustrations of how we use them in English. He then shows you the exegetical significance of these devices for interpreting the Greek New Testament.
This is the audio only version of Mobile Ed: LA211 Introducing New Testament Discourse Grammar. To purchase the full course, click here.
Dr. Steven E. Runge serves as a scholar-in-residence at Faithlife and as a research associate in the Department of Ancient Studies at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He has a doctor of literature degree in biblical languages from the University of Stellenbosch. In preparation for his doctoral research, Dr. Runge completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar.
Dr. Runge has served as a visiting professor teaching Greek discourse grammar at Knox Theological Seminary; Dallas Theological Seminary; Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; Wales Evangelical School of Theology; and Southern Seminary. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Trinity Western University, and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (ACTS) while completing his education. He is also very active in the church. He and his wife have two daughters and live in Bellingham, WA.