James E. Sedlacek, B.A. (God's Bible School & College), M.Div. (Cincinnati Christian University)
'The Verbal Aspect Inherent in the Perfect and Pluperfect Tense-Forms in the Pauline Corpus: A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis' (NTC)
James began his doctoral thesis in 2014, under the supervision of Dr Svetlana Khobnya. This research seeks to examine the verbal aspect of the Greek Perfect and Pluperfect tense-forms within the epistolary genre. The Perfect and Pluperfect tense-forms within the corpus of thirteen canonical Pauline letters will be examined in light of recent verbal aspect theories both to test those theories and provide a way forward. Particular attention will be given to the way in which the tense-forms are modified, whether adverbially or with phrases.
James' interests include examining texts of various languages using linguistic methods along with critiquing interpretations of those texts.