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The Meaning and Uses of βασιλεία in the Gospel of Matthew. Semantic Monosemy and Pragmatic Modulation


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Title: The Meaning and Uses of βασιλεία in the Gospel of Matthew. Semantic Monosemy and Pragmatic Modulation
Authors: Ålöw, Tobias
E-mail: tobias.alow@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2020
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Humanities
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2020-12-11
Disputation: Fredagen den 11 december 2020, kl. 13.15, Lilla Hörsalen, Renströmsgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Avhandlingar framlagda vid Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet
64
Keywords: Bible
New Testament
The Gospel of Matthew
The Book of Daniel
The Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of God
Charles Ruhl
Composition-criticism
Abstract: This study examines the meaning and uses of the term βασιλεία in the Gospel of Matthew. Contrary to the predominant scholarly view, according to which the pertinent term is a verbal noun signifying God’s exercise of kingship, it argues that this so-called dynamic usage is merely one aspect of a much fuller concept and multifaceted utilization of the term. Taking its theoretical point of departure in C. Ruhl’s notion of semantic monosemy and pragmatic modulation, the study instead suggests that t... more
ISBN: 978-91-89284-01-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/64828
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

 

 

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