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The Perfect Storm

Critical Discussion of the Semantics of the Greek Perfect Tense Under Aspect Theory


Constantine R. Campbell, Buist M. Fanning and Stanley E. Porter

Nowhere are the chaotic debates surrounding contemporary aspect theory more heated than in discussions of the theory’s application to Hellenistic Greek, and especially its understanding of the semantics of the Greek perfect tense. This book is a distilled academic debate among three of the best-known scholars on the subject, each defending his own unique interpretation while engaging the other two. The Perfect Storm will prove an indispensable resource for any scholar seeking to write convincingly on the Greek perfect in the future.

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Constantine R. Campbell is Senior Vice-President for Global Content and Bible Teaching for Our Daily Bread. He is formerly Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Buist M. Fanning is Senior Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Stanley E. Porter is President and Dean, Professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair of Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College.

D. A. Carson is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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