b-greek-digest V1 #765
b-greek-digest Tuesday, 27 June 1995 Volume 01 : Number 765
In this issue:
made-up sentences ?
unsucribe for vacation
RE:Ecology and the NT
Dating the DSS
RE:Ecology and the NT
From: D Mealand <email@example.com>
Date: 26 Jun 95 14:41:44 BST
Subject: made-up sentences ?
Some further points: made-up sentences sometimes seem to use Greek in ways
which seem strange and occasional TLG tests show that no such pattern of words
can be found in either classical or Hellenistic Greek.
Choosing biblical sentences can itself introduce uncharacteristic idioms -
this year I set a test with a run of sentences from one of the less well
known epistles, they were chosen to include morphological features recently
studied. I picked the features by searching an e-text of the epistle with
morphological tags. I was surprised how many of the quirks of that epistle
Why use sentences anyway? Do not some of the books offer connected passages
whether made up or simplified originals. Are there not advantages in
Some of the text books introduce vocabulary according to its frequency in the
NT. This seems a good idea. It could be taken further. A Ph.D. from
the University of Exeter Linguistics Dept about 5 years ago devised a scheme
for grading syntactic features by their frequency in the NT. It seemed a
good idea but I do not know if the author or anyone else ever implemented it
further. I certainly haven't seen a text book on these lines - yet. But
there is interesting work to be followed up here and no need to reinvent a
David L. Mealand * E-mail: David.Mealand@ed.ac.uk
University of Edinburgh * Office Fax: (+44)-131-650-6579
Scotland, U.K. EH1 2LX * Office tel.:(+44)-131-650-8917 or 8921
From: Jakob Heckert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 10:30:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: unsucribe for vacation
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 18:45:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE:Ecology and the NT
On June 23 David Mealand asked about a good article or book on
ecology and the NT. I would like to recommend two books. The
first is edited by Calvin B. DeWit called *The Environment and the
Christian: What Can We Learn from the New Testament?* (Baker Book
House, 1991). He spoke at our EarthCare '95: Exploring Christian
Responsibility Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
There is a new book called *Healing the Earth: A Theocentric
Perspective on Environmental Problems & Their Solutions* written
by Richard A. Young, PhD in New Testament Interpretation, published
by Broadman & Holman in 1994 (ISBN 0-8054-10384, $19.95pa).
It is extensively documented with notes, bibliography, biographical
index, subject index, and Scripture index. He interacts with
historical and current critics.
Chapter Headings ask questions:
1. The Case against Christianity: Fact or Fable?
2. The Historical Quest: Roots or Causes?
3. The Nature of Reality: Fragmented or Holistic?
4. The Value of Nature: Sacred, Utilitarian, or Intrinsic?
5. The God of Creation: Transcendent or Immanent?
6. The Biblical Perspective: Anthropocentric, Biocentric, or Theocentric?
7. The Course and Destiny of Ecohistory: Doomsday, Utopia, or Kingdom?
8. The Dominion Mandate: Exploitation or Stewardship?
9. A Realistic Portrait of Humanity: Depraved or Capable?
10. The Ethical Dilemma: Human Rights, Nature's Rights, or God's Rights?
11. The Christian Stance Toward the World: Renunciation or Affirmation?
Epilogue: A Christian Environmental Agenda
May I quote from one review:
"Richard Young's *Healing the Earth* is without doubt the most complete
and thorough presentation yet written about the Christian theocentric
perspective on environmental issues. For too long, Christians have
hesitated to get involved in environmentalism because of our concern
over the supposedly non-Christian and neopagan basis of ecological
thought. Young demonstrates, with devastating clarity and
comprehensiveness, that, compared with the Christian Scriptures,
secular and pantheistic approaches to the planetary ecological crisis
are spiritually bankrupt and ethically impotent. Biblical theocentrism
is the earth's last, best and indeed, only hope. *Healing the Earth*
is a book that should be read by every Christian and, in particular,
by pastors responsible for articulating an effective biblical response
to ecological issues" (Rt. Rev. Vincent Rossi, editor of *Epiphany
Journal*, prepub endorsement).
He is also the author of *Intermediate New Testament Greek:
A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach* (Broadman & Holman, 1994).
From: Paul Moser <PMOSER@cpua.it.luc.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 95 18:18 CDT
Subject: Dating the DSS
I wonder if Greg Doudna is still on the list. The
July-August issue of *BAR* has an interesting piece
on Greg's effort to have the DSS re-carbon-dated.
I wonder if Greg might elaborate a bit on what
the results of the retesting were. The *BAR* piece
suggested that the matter was not revolutionary,
at least from the standpoint of dating.--Paul Moser,
Loyola University of Chicago.
From: Alan Bulley <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 20:16:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE:Ecology and the NT
On Mon, 26 Jun 1995 YOUNG@cstcc.cc.tn.us wrote:
> May I quote from one review:
> "Richard Young's *Healing the Earth* is without doubt the most complete
> and thorough presentation yet written about the Christian theocentric
> perspective on environmental issues. For too long, Christians have
> hesitated to get involved in environmentalism because of our concern
> over the supposedly non-Christian and neopagan basis of ecological
An interesting article-length treatment that picks up on some of these
themes is Loren Wilkinson, "The New Story of Creation: A Trinitarian
Perspective," _Crux_ 30 (1994, 4) 26-36.
Alan D. Bulley
Faculty of Theology/Faculte de theologie |firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Paul University/Universite St-Paul |email@example.com
Fax: (613) 782-3005
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