Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » August 27th, 2020, 4:08 am

I have pulled all of the links into one to help categorise and hopefully make more useful. The categorisation leaves a lot to be desired in places, I tried my best to put it together sensibly. I have also flagged these to Dr Yus for his relevance theory bibliography https://personal.ua.es/francisco.yus/rt.html

There is a lot on here on translation theory and application, the other categories either deal explicitly with the Greek or the papers/chapters discuss it in light of relevance theory somewhere in their paper. I tried to not let much come through here that doesn't touch on Greek at all - I may have got carried away and missed things though. There is a lot more out there that I don't have access to at the moment without paying, so if others find stuff to add then please do post

I have asked Jonathan Robie to delete the other posts made here by me so that this post is at the top. Dr Carlson... yours got in the way of this reaching the top of the thread! :x I will try to reply to you later though

Bible Translation

Ciampa, R
Approaching Paul's Use of Scripture in Light of Translation Studies
https://www.westmont.edu/~fisk/paulands ... tudies.pdf
Deist, F
Bible Translation and Relevance Theory
https://www.ajol.info/index.php/splp/ar ... 133/113650
Dooley, R
Relevance Theory and Discourse Analysis: Complementary Approaches for Translator Training
https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/R ... 35735a4ccd
Doty, S
The Paradigm Shift in Bible Translation in the Modern Era, With Special Focus on Thai
https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/bi ... 2whole.pdf
Floor, S
Four Bible Translation Types and Some Criteria to Distinguish Them
https://www.sil.org/system/files/reapda ... 7_2_01.pdf
Goodwin, P
Translating the English Bible: From Relevance to Deconstruction
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Translating-En ... N&qid=&sr=
Gutt, E
Aspects of “Cultural Literacy” Relevant to Bible Translation
https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/40272
Pragmatic Aspects of Translation - Some Relevance-Theory Observations
https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en& ... ry&f=false
Relevance Theory: A Guide to Successful Bible Translation
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Relevance-Theo ... 0883128209
Relevance theory and translation: Toward a new realism in Bible translation
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e381/7 ... 1596285096
Translation and Relevance (1989 phd thesis)
https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1 ... 241978.pdf
Translation and Relevance: Cognition and Context
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Translation-Re ... way&sr=8-1
Hamerlink, B
Lexical Pragmatics and Hermeneutical Issues in the Translation of Key Terms
https://www.sil.org/system/files/reapda ... 2_1_03.pdf
Hill, H
The Bible at Cultural Crossroads: From Translation to Communication
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1900650754/ ... _lig_dp_it
Bible Translation Basics: Communicating Scripture in a Relevant Way
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1556712693/ ... _lig_dp_it
Hoyle, R
Scenarios, Discourse, and Translation The scenario theory of Cognitive Linguistics, its relevance for analysing New Testament Greek and modern Parkari texts, and its implications for translation theory
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/do ... 1&type=pdf
Jobes, K.
Relevance Theory and the Translation of Scripture
https://www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs ... _Jobes.pdf
Kerr, G
Dynamic Equivalence and Its Daughters: Placing Bible Translation Theories in Their Historical Context
https://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/43391
King, P
Translating “Messiah,” “Christ,” and “Lamb of God”
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/58ac/0 ... 37a888.pdf
Madebo, G
Converbs and Concessive Conjunction in Baskeet: With Special Reference to the Translation of the Baskeet New Testament
https://www.academia.edu/33082027/CONVE ... _TESTAMENT
McElhanon, K
From Word to Scenario: The Influence of Linguistic Theories Upon Models of Translation
https://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/40252
Pattemore, S
A Drift on a Sea of Implicature: Relevance Theory and the Pragmatics of Translation
https://www.bskorea.or.kr/data/pdf/22-0 ... ore%29.pdf
“How Relevant is Exegesis for Translation?” In A Man Called Daniel: A Festschrift in Honour of Bishop Daniel C. Arichea, Jr
https://www.amazon.com/man-called-Danie ... B01BMNNBBI
How Relevant is Exegesis for Translation?
https://map.bloomfire.com/posts/2120524 ... ranslation
On the Relevance of Translation Theory
https://map.bloomfire.com/series/319359 ... ion-theory
Porter
Assessing Translation Theory: Beyond Literal and Dynamic Equivalence. In S. E. Porter & M. J. Boda (Eds.), Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology (p. 134-145). Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Translating-Ne ... 385&sr=8-1
Reinstorf, D
Communication models, relevance theory, Bible translation, and exegesis
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Press-Text-Bib ... way&sr=8-1
Scholz, V
“Communication Models, Relevance Theory, Bible Translation, and Exegesis” In The Press of the Text: Biblical Studies in Honor of James W. Voelz
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Press-Text-Bib ... ry&f=false
https://books.google.co.uk/bookshl=en&l ... ry&f=false
Szymczak, P
“Whose Line Is It Anyway? A Jewish Translation of the New Testament as a Challenge to the Notion of Foreignization as an Inert Context Marker.” In Relevance Theory: More than Understanding
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Relevance-Theo ... oks&sr=1-1
Smith, K.
Bible Translation and Relevance Theory – The Translation of Titus (phd thesis)
https://www.sats.edu.za/theses/bibletra ... ncetheory/
The Emergence of Relevance Theory as a Theoretical Framework for Bible Translation
https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/cons ... rgence.pdf
Translation as Secondary Communication. The Relevance Theory Perspective of Ernst-August Gutt
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/do ... 1&type=pdf
Weber, D Wendland, E.
On the Relevance of Relevance Theory for Bible Translation
https://www.academia.edu/1801664/The_Re ... nce_Theory_
A Review of “Relevance Theory” in Relation to Bible Translation in South-Central Africa Part II
https://www.academia.edu/3693040/A_Revi ... nd_Part_II
Contextualised Readings and Translations of the New Testament in Africa
https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/ajet/23-1_091.pdf



Discourse Analysis

Drummen, A
Approaches to Particles and Discourse Markers
https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/dis ... se-markers
Pattermore, S
Souls Under the Altar: Relevance Theory and the Discourse Structure of Revelation (UBS Monograph Series)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/082670459X/ ... _lig_dp_it
People of God in the Apocalypse: Discourse, Structure and Exegesis (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0521078962/ ... _lig_dp_it
Sim, M
The Genitive Absolute in Discourse: More than a Change of Subject
https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/978 ... anguage=en
Undeterminacy in Greek Participles: How Do We Assign Meaning?
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10 ... lCode=tbtd



Hermeneutics

Evans, A
Relevance Theory as an approach to interpreting the Bible for children: The Lucan version of the Lord’s Prayer as a test case
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/27174628.pdf
Green, G
Relevance Theory and Theological Interpretation: Thoughts on Metarepresentation
https://www.jstor.org/stable/26421329?seq=1
Relevance Theory and Biblical interpretation In “The Linguist as Pedagogue”
https://www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs ... _Green.pdf
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linguist-Pedag ... way&sr=8-1
Sim, M
A Relevant Way to Read: A New Approach to Exegesis (note that the kindle version bought in April 2017 had significant issues with the Greek text being repeated)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Relevant-Way-R ... 8&qid=&sr=
Smith, S
“The Use of Criteria: A Proposal from Relevance Theory” in Methodology in the Use of the Old Testament in the New
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Methodology-Us ... 557&sr=1-1
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=JWy ... 22&f=false
Wukasch, B
Centered Fuller Communication: Sensus Plenior, Relevance Theory, and a Balanced Hermeneutic (masters thesis)
https://www.twu.ca/sites/default/files/wukasch_b.pdf



Imperatives

Fantin, J
May the Force be with you: Volition, Direction, and Force: A Communicative Approach to the Imperative Mood
http://bagl.org/files/volume7/BAGL_7-6_Fantin.pdf



Lexicography

Casson, S
Engaging with Γάρ: a relevance-theoretic approach to the connective’s communicative role in Romans
https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/ ... thesis.pdf
Textual Signposts in the Argument of Romans: A Relevance-theory Approach (Early Christianity and Its Literature)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1628372397/ ... _lig_dp_it
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvnb7mqp
The Greek connective gar - Different genres, different effects?
https://benjamins.com/catalog/ftl.8.04cas
Green, G
Lexical Pragmatics and Biblical Interpretation
https://www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs ... _Green.pdf
Joihin, J
A Functional Description of the Discourse Marker Δε in 1 Corinthians
https://repository.sbts.edu/handle/10392/5819
Lappenga, B
“I Myself am an Israelite”: Revisiting Paul’s Use of Ζῆλος in Romans 9-11
https://silo.tips/download/i-myself-am- ... omans-9-11
Paul's Language of Ζῆλος: Monosemy and the Rhetoric of Identity and Practice
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pauls-Language ... 9004302441
Rudolph, M
Reclaiming Γάρ: The Semantic Significance and Structural Implications of Γάρ as an Intersentential Conjunction in Romans through Hebrews
https://www.academia.edu/6897897/Reclai ... gh_Hebrews
Sim, M
A Relevance Theoretic approach to the particle hina in Koine Greek (phd thesis)
https://era.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/1395
Marking Thought and Talk in New Testament Greek: New Light from Linguistics on the Particles 'hina' and 'hoti'
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marking-Though ... ret+G.+Sim
Zakowski
From coherence to procedures A relevance-theoretic approach to the discourse markers δέ, γάρ and οὖν in Basil the Great’s Hexaemeron, Gregory of Nazianzus’s Invectives Against Julian and Heliodorus’s Aethiopica
https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/851 ... 519290.pdf



Metaphor / allegory

McMillen, M
Metaphor and First Peter: the essential role of the minds of father-God's children in spiritual conflict with a special focus on 1: 13
https://www.academia.edu/1186626/Metaph ... us_on_1_13
lo, A
Translating the Metaphorical Uses of Φῶς ‘light’ in Lugbarati: A Relevance Theory Perspective
http://dlibrary.aiu.ac.ke/xmlui/bitstre ... sAllowed=y
Unger
Cognitive Pragmatics and Multi-layered Communication: Allegory in Christian Religious Discourse
https://oxford.universitypressscholarsh ... chapter-13



Septuagint


Specific Texts

Allen, I
Paul the Bigot? Reading the Cretan Quotation of Titus 1:12 in Light of Relevance Theory
https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/28751/1/ILAllen%20thesis.pdf
Bullock, J
Identifying Barriers to Understanding: Using Hill's Matrix to Examine Contextual Mismatch in Acts 12:15
http://bagl.org/files/volume6/BAGL_6-4_Bullock.pdf
Lappenga, B
“I Myself am an Israelite”: Revisiting Paul’s Use of Ζῆλος in Romans 9-11
https://silo.tips/download/i-myself-am- ... omans-9-11
Maartens, P
Inference and Relevance in Paul’s Allegory of the Wild Olive Tree
https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... Olive_Tree
The Relevance of ‘Context’ and ‘Interpretation’ to the Semiotic Relations of Romans 5:1-11
https://www.jstor.org/stable/43049046?seq=1
The vindication of the righteous in Romans 8:31-39: Inference and relevance
https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/h ... sequence=1
McMillen, M
Metaphor and First Peter: the essential role of the minds of father-God's children in spiritual conflict with a special focus on 1: 13
https://www.academia.edu/1186626/Metaph ... us_on_1_13
Monkemeier, M
God’s Righteousness Revealed: Romans 1:17 as an Explicit Reference to an Old Testament Concept
https://www.ibr-bbr.org/files/pdf/2016/ ... 202016.pdf
Perry, S
The Rhetoric of Digressions: Revelation 7:1-17 and 10:1-11:13 and Ancient Communication
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhetoric-Digre ... way&sr=8-1



Misc
Black, s
“How Matthew Tells the Story: A Linguistic Approach to Matthew’s Narrative Syntax” in Built Upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Built-Upon-Roc ... oks&sr=1-1
https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en& ... el&f=false
Cooper, b
Incorporated Servanthood: Commitment and Discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Incorporated-S ... l_huc_item
Incorporated Servanthood: A “Pragmatic-Critical” Analysis of the Theocentric Commitment Evoked by Matthew’s Gospel (phd thesis)
https://researchdirect.westernsydney.ed ... m/PDF/view
Downes, W Duffey, P
A relevance-theoretical perspective on the question of why Jesus never wrote a book
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10. ... ode=rwrd20
Fantin, J
The Lord of the Entire World: Lord Jesus, a Challenge to Lord Ceasar
http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/3604/
The Lord of the Entire World: Lord Jesus, a Challenge to Lord Caesar? (New Testament Monographs)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lord-Entire-Wo ... oks&sr=1-1
Morales, N
Poor and Rich in James: A Relevance Theory Approach to James's Use of the Old Testament (Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement)
https://www.amazon.com/Poor-Rich-James- ... 157506782X
Pattemore, S
Relevance and Intertextuality
https://map.bloomfire.com/posts/2104526 ... textuality
Is There a Fish in this Cognitive Environment? Relevance Theory, Interpretive Communities, and the Bible.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holding-Forth- ... oks&sr=1-1
Perry, S
Relevance Theory and Intertextuality in “Exploring Intertextuality: Diverse Strategies for New Testament Interpretation of Texts”
https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en& ... re&f=false
Relevance Theory in the Performance of Revelation 17-19
https://www.academia.edu/30221187/Relev ... tion_17_19
Riley, P
Explicitness in New Testament Textual Criticism (I don’t have access to this paper and am going off its key words for inclusion here)
https://brill.com/view/journals/nt/61/1 ... -p88_6.xml
Sim, M
An Examination of Metarepresentation as an Essential Feature of Written and Oral Communication
https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/978 ... 73-025.xml
Smith, S
The Fate of the Jerusalem Temple in Luke-Acts (The Library of New Testament Studies)
https://www.amazon.com/Jerusalem-Luke-A ... way&sr=8-1
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » August 27th, 2020, 7:31 am

grrr, missed some

Sim, M
"Particles and Participles: A Helpful Partnership" in Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation - A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 27th, 2020, 8:04 am

Matthew Longhorn wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 7:31 am
grrr, missed some

Sim, M
"Particles and Participles: A Helpful Partnership" in Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation - A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn
Tell me where to put this and I will insert it in the right place in the list.
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » August 27th, 2020, 9:04 am

For general intro's (not Greek orientated) try these.Worth sticking at the top of the main resource list?

Wilson, D. (Wilson is one of the creators of the theory) Yus, F
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » August 28th, 2020, 12:05 pm

I wasn’t actually looking for this one, just stumbled across it

Downes and Lappenga
The Faithfulness of the Risen Christ: Pistis and the Exalted Lord in the Pauline Letters
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Faithfulness-R ... 410&sr=8-2
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 1st, 2020, 3:19 am

Following some discussion on a separate thread about how RT can be applied in exegesis, I checked with Jonathan Robie whether it is ok to add some more general resources here. These show how RT as a framework for understanding communication has been applied to Biblical texts outside of the area of Greek specifically. These would really fit in the Misc section above, as some of those resources are not as focussed on Greek as they should have been for me to include them
Here are some that may help people see how it can be applied (check also the “specific text” section above for resources that do have a focus on some Greek)

Goh, B
Honoring Christ, Subverting Caesar: Relevance-historical Reconstruction of the Context of Ephesians as an Honorific Discourse Praising Jesus the Great Benefactor
https://place.asburyseminary.edu/cgi/vi ... sertations
Hankore, D
The Abduction of Dinah
Hilber, J
Old Testament Cosmology and Divine Acomodation: A Relevance Theory Approach
Perry
Relevance Theory and Intertextuality
Sim, R
The Samaritan Woman in John 4
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 11th, 2020, 4:31 am

Another one geared more to understanding how RT can be applied to NT studies and exegesis than Greek specifically
Winters, C
Argument is War: Relevance-Theoretic Comprehension of the Conceptual Metaphor of War in the Apocalypse
https://brill.com/view/title/58286

I also started an OT list at bhebrew, for those who are interested. It is MUCH smaller than this list
http://bhebrew.biblicalhumanities.org/v ... 16&t=22478
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Matthew Longhorn » September 14th, 2020, 7:57 am

Winedt, M
A relevance-theoretic approach to the translation and discourse markers: with special reference to the Greek text of the gospel of Luke
https://research.vu.nl/en/publications/ ... iscourse-m
I don't have access to this one, but thought I should list it
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

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Muskoya, E
Non-Equivalence in the Kikamba Bible Translation
http://repository.chuka.ac.ke/bitstream ... sAllowed=y
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Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

Post by Daniel Semler » September 18th, 2020, 11:48 am

Hi Matthew,

If I wanted a 1 hour primer on Relevance Theory itself - not in a biblical context but generally, what its key insights and contributions are, its point/s of departure and so on, what would you recommend ?

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