#BookoftheMonth: ‘A Relevant Way to Read’ by Margaret G. Sim

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A Relevant Way to Read: A New Approach to Exegesis and Communication. Click through for more about the author, reviews and extracts.

We are pleased to announce that our recent title A Relevant Way to Read by Margaret G. Sim has been listed as Book of the Month for May by the American Journal of Biblical Theology!

In A Relevant Way to Read, Margaret G. Sim draws on her in-depth knowledge of New Testament Greek to forge a new exegesis of the Gospels and Paul’s letters. Locating her studies in the linguistic concept of relevance theory, which contends that all our utterances are laden with crucial yet invisible context, Sim embarks on a journey through some of the New Testament’s most troubling verses. Here she recovers some of that lost information with a meticulous analysis that should enlighten both the experienced biblical scholar and the novice.

In contrast to many linguistics text books that are obscure and hard to follow, Margaret Sim makes excellent use of her many years of experience of both linguistics and teaching to provide a beautifully clear and helpful introduction to relevance theory and the ways in which it can be of considerable value for understanding the Bible.

-Peter Oakes, Greenwood Senior Lecturer in the New Testament, University of Manchester

 

To read the American Journal of Biblical Theology blog in full, follow this link: http://www.biblicaltheology.com

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