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Words in Action

Hardback|Mar 2002
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In this work, Richard Briggs provides an introduction to speech act theory. He demonstrates the use of speech act theory in the task of biblical interpretation and draws out the importance of speech act theory for contemporary hermeneutics.


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In this work, Richard Briggs provides an introduction to speech act theory. He demonstrates the use of speech act theory in the task of biblical interpretation and draws out the importance of speech act theory for contemporary hermeneutics.
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Richard Briggs first provides an introduction to speech act theory. He discusses its principles and its claims, and he considers its usefulness in relation to hermeneutical issues in theological and biblical studies. The second part of the book demonstrates the use of speech act theory in the task of biblical interpretation, especially for example in the areas of confession, of forgiveness and of teaching. In his conclusion, the author draws out the importance of speech act theory for contemporary hermeneutics.
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Richard Briggs

Dr Richard Briggs (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is Director of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford, and then Theology at London Bible College, and the University of Nottingham, where he obtained a PhD for a thesis on "Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation" (published as Words in Action in 2001).
He was involved in church planting ministry in Nottingham, preaches regularly, and has written widely on the subject of biblical interpretation. He is the author of Reading the Bible Wisely (SPCK, 2003); Light to Live By: How to Interpret the Bible (Scripture Union, 2005); Living for God (Piquant, 2008), and most recently The Virtuous Reader: Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue (Bakerbooks, 2010), as well as several other academic articles. Richard is married to Melody and they have three children
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  • Speech Act Theory And Biblical Interpretation. Part One Speech Acts, Texts
  • And Construal - The Problem Of Criteria
  • Speech Act Theory - Past Forms And Present Functions
  • Speech Acts And Texts
  • Construal - Construction Without Reduction. Part Two Aspects Of
  • Self-involvement In Interpreting New Testament Speech Acts: Exploring A
  • Hermeneutic Of Self-involvement - The Work Of Donald Evans
  • The Confession Of Faith
  • The Forgiveness Of Sin
  • Teaching
  • Some Hermeneutical Implications.

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