Advances in the Study of Greek offers an introduction to issues of interest in the current world of Greek scholarship. Those within Greek scholarship will welcome this book as a tool that puts students, pastors, professors, and commentators firmly in touch with what is going on in Greek studies. Those outside Greek scholarship will warmly receive Advances in the Study of Greek as a resource to get themselves up to speed in Greek studies. Free of technical linguistic jargon, the scholarship contained within is highly accessible to outsiders.
Advances in the Study of Greek provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and commentators to understand the current issues of interest in this period of paradigm shift.
The range of coverage is hugely impressive. This book is not for beginners, but it will prove enormously useful in helping scholars, advanced students, and serious pastors to find out what is going on in the field of New Testament Greek studies.
George H. Guthrie
Students – and even some professors! – whose experience with Koine Greek has been limited primarily to standard elementary and intermediate textbooks, would be astounded to know the height and breadth and depth of work that has been accomplished on the original language of the New Testament in recent years. We live in a time in which great advances are taking place in a variety of directions, but both the specialized nature of the discussions and their relegation to stuffy conference rooms and technical journal articles, have limited the needed impact on frontline Greek pedagogy. Enter Con Campbell, who has provided us with a helpful overview of the history and most salient aspects of paradigm-shifting discussions.
Want to get up to speed on recent research in New Testament Greek? There is no better book. Con Campbell leads you expertly through the complexities of advances in scholarship so you can be a better teacher, preacher, and student of the Word. Highly recommended!
John A.L. Lee
…an impressively comprehensive tour of current issues in Greek language study, especially as they relate to the New Testament. The latest in linguistic theory, aspect, deponency, discourse analysis, pronunciation–all covered in an accessible way without compromising standards. The book is above all practical, aiming to bring pastors, teachers and students of Greek to a better understanding of ‘what is going on in Greek studies’. His final plea for a deeper engagement with Greek is compelling: this book is the ideal companion in the endeavour.
Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek stands to deprive even the most cynical reader of the tired excuse that there is nothing new or useful to be learned about Greek. The sweeping overviews of recent discussions, combined with recommended readings at the end of each chapter, enable readers without substantial background to gain a meaningful understanding of the issues, what’s at stake, and potential ways forward.
A brilliant idea, successfully executed! Anyone interested in grasping key issues in the modern study of New Testament Greek can do no better than read this clear and excellent survey.
About the Author
Constantine R. Campbell (PhD, Macquarie University) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He is author of Paul and Union with Christ, Outreach and the Artist, Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative, Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs, Not Ashamed, Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, and Keep Your Greek. Dr Campbell is a public speaker, musician, and author, and lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago.