Hurtgen, John Eric Books
Dr. John E. Hurtgen received his Ph.D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He served as the Chair of Christian Studies Division at Campbellsville College, KY specializing in New Testament studies.1993 0-7734-9839-7
Anti-language is defined as language that is antithetical to the norm society. Four of the practical functions of anti-language are secrecy, verbal play, group solidarity, and creation and maintainance of an alternative social and conceptual reality. The study presents an overview of the social realia and of the social location of thought of the Apocalypse of John, which is viewed as following certain cultural scripts. There is an overview of Halliday's sociosemiotic theory and an analysis of four theorists of anti-language -- Halliday, Kress, Fowler, and Malina. Draws together the two theoretical components of social location of thought and sociolinguistics and used the Apocalypse of John 11:19 - 15:4 as a test case to discern the presence of anti-language.
Introduces the beginning Greek student to the reading of the Greek New Testament text almost immediately. Structured to deepen the student's love for the New Testament and desire to read it regularly not only as a tool for study, but as a element of devotional life. Available at special price for text use.