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Thu, February 18, 2021
Start: 07:00 PM
End: 09:00 PM

You are welcome to join our next Linguistics Circle meeting on Thursday, February 18, 7:00-9:00pm (EST). Our presenter this month is John Lee, a PhD candidate in New Testament, who will be presenting a paper entitled “Grammatical Metaphor and Greek Texts: Romans 2:17–29 as a Test Case.” This paper explores how Halliday’s notion of grammatical metaphor can be applied to New Testament Greek studies. After outlining the theoretical tenets and means of formal implementation, John will read Rom 2:17–29, as a test case, from the perspective of grammatical metaphor and engage with the “Paul within Judaism” camp’s claim on the same text. The study concludes that both ὁ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ Ἰουδαῖος “one who is a Jew inwardly” (v. 29) and περιτομὴ καρδίας ἐν πνεύματι οὐ γράμματι “circumcision of the heart in the Spirit not by the letter” (v. 29) seem to well deserve readers’ attention.

The Webex link will be posted on the CBLTE forum this week. If you do not have access to the forum, please contact Doosuk Kim (cblte@mcmaster.ca). If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Dave Yoon (yoond2@mcmaster.ca). We look forward to another engaging and uplifting meeting this week!

In spite of the current pandemic, we are planning on continuing our MDC Linguistics Circle gatherings, albeit online through Webex. The link for accessing the Webex meeting will be provided in advance of each meeting and each paper will be posted on the CBLTE website a week prior to each meeting. If you are not a member on the website, please contact cblte@mcmaster.ca for access.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the MDC Linguistics Circle, please be in contact with Dr. Dave Yoon at yoond2@mcmaster.ca. We are looking for papers from established scholars, recent graduates, and graduate students.

We look forward to resuming our stimulating discussions on how linguistics informs our study of Scripture. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.