Discourse Analysis, John 17, Structural Analysis, Mainline Verbs
This study applies discourse analysis methodology to the study of the seventeenth chapter of John. Instead of adopting the typical three-fold division of Jesus' prayer based upon the three referents (Jesus, the immediate disciples, and future disciples), greater attention is given to Jesus' requests and final commitment, the mainline verbs. By giving more structural significance to the mainline verbs, the structural division and natural outline of Jesus' prayer become more evident.
Hudgins, Thomas W.. 2012. "An Application of Discourse Analysis Methodology in the Exegesis of John 17." Eleutheria 2, (1). https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol2/iss1/4