I am pleased to announce that I have a new article in Restoration Quarterly (vol. 51, Num. 3, 2009) entitled:
‘Towards a Set of Principles for Identifying and Interpreting Metaphors in Paul: Prosagoge (Romans 5:2) as a Test Case’ (pp. 169-181).
In my highest hopes, I wanted to do for metaphors and hermeneutics what Hays has done with allusions/echoes by developing diagnostic tools to sharpen the discussion. I will never reach that goal, but this is a very critical area of study and one that will be given more and more attention.
If you are considering doing a PhD in NT, think about working in the area of metaphor theory, cognitive linguistics, and literary criticism. It is an area that is booming right now.