Some of today’s major discourse analysts of the New Testament have contributed to this resource, including E.A. Nida, W. Schenk, J.P. Louw and J. Callow. Their essays deal with the theory and method of discourse analysis and then demonstrate how to apply that methodology to studying the Gospels and Acts, the Pauline corpus, and the general epistles. Porter and Reed offer a helpful text readily accessible for all scholars interested in this increasingly important area of New Testament research.
Stanley E. Porter has taught for over twenty years in post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA, and the UK. His publications include fourteen authored books and over 100 authored journal articles and chapters, along with various shorter pieces; he has also edited over 55 volumes. He remains a well-known and respected expert in Greek and the broader field of New Testament studies. He is currently the President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Canada.
Jeffrey T. Reed holds a bachelor's degree in intercultural studies, a master's degree in Greek, and a PhD in Ancient History and Religion with specialization in Systemic Functional Linguistics from Sheffield University in England. He has published three books and over twenty articles about ancient history, first century religion and linguistics.