The Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans guides readers through the Greek text, integrating insights from the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament. Runge explains how the various discourse devices each contribute to the overall flow and structure of the book by providing a unifying analysis of the text. His approach complements traditional approaches by helping readers understand the exegetical implications of the writer’s choices. The handbook offers sustained commentary on the text, but does not engage issues like background, setting, and audience that preoccupy traditional commentaries. Instead, Runge applies his years of research in discourse grammar to a running exegesis of the Greek. If you have been disappointed by the lack of discussion about structure, discourse flow, and rhetorical strategies in modern commentaries, then the Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans is for you.
The Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans is designed to serve as a companion to the High Definition Commentary: Romans. The Commentary provides practical application and custom graphics to better help you apply your exegesis of Romans to preaching and teaching. The Handbook describes the exegetical decision-making that led to the conclusions and application in the Commentary. The Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans fills an important gap in the study of Romans by providing a practical analysis of discourse features rarely covered by commentaries.
The Handbook also provides a practical, scholarly model for those interested in learning to do discourse analysis. The Discourse Grammar provides the theory and explanation, the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament provides annotations of all their occurrences. The Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans synthesizes that data and applies the theory to tackle the tough exegetical questions pastors and teachers face in studying Romans.
- Provides an exegesis of the Greek text
- Analyzes Romans’ structure, discourse flow, and rhetorical strategies
- Describes exegetical implications of the writer’s choices
- Serves as a companion to the High Definition Commentary: Romans
- Title: Lexham Discourse Handbook: Romans
- Author: Steven E. Runge
- Publisher: Lexham Press
- Publication Date: 2013
About Steven E. Runge
Steven E. Runge has a Master of Theological Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Trinity Western Seminary in Langley, BC, Canada, a BA in Speech Communication from Western Washington University, and a Doctor of Literature degree in Biblical Languages from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, which was supervised by Christo Van der Merwe. In preparation for his doctoral research, Steve completed several years of study in the linguistic fields of pragmatics and discourse grammar. He has 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 were married in 1990. They have two daughters, and live in Bellingham, Washington. Steve presently serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software, where, along with Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis, he has developed the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and the Lexham High Definition New Testament.