Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology (Counterpoints Series)
Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology guides students and pastors to consider and evaluate the various ways Christians apply biblical texts to contemporary questions. Four different scholars present their preferred interpretive models in point-counterpoint style, and three...
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Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology guides students and pastors to consider and evaluate the various ways Christians apply biblical texts to contemporary questions. Four different scholars present their preferred interpretive models in point-counterpoint style, and three additional authors follow with their own perspectives on questions of moving from Scripture to theology.
^^^How can Bible teachers approach the same text and draw different applications for today's life of faith?
How can Christians take opposing sides on contemporary issues, each side claiming their position best follows the biblical witness?
Such questions drive the discussion in Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology . Scholars who affirm an inspired, relevant, and authoritative Bible each present an interpretive model they consider most faithful to biblical teaching:
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model
Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model
Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model -
William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model
Each view receives three critiques, one from each proponent of the other positions. Due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology also includes reflections from three additional perspectives: Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters. Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.
The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology---and those of others---can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be 'biblical.' Here, scholars who affirm an inspired Bible, relevant and authoritative for every era, present models they consider most faithful to Scripture: - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model - Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model - William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model Each position also receives critiques from the proponents of the other views. Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters on the theological and practical interpretation of biblical texts. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.
Walter C. Kaiser, Ph.D., is the President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament. He was previously the Academic Dean and Vice President of Education, as well as Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
Dr. Kaiser has written many books including, The Old Testament in Contemporary Preaching, Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation, Toward an Old Testament Theology, A Biblical Approach to Personal Suffering, Ecclesiastes: Total Life, Toward an Exegetical Theology, Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching, Hard Sayings of the Old Testament and The Messiah in the Old Testament: a History of Israel.
-Editorial Review- Koorong.
William J. Webb (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario (Canada). He has written Tough Texts on Sex, Marriage and Family (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press); Brutal and Bloody: Justice Texts That Trouble the Soul. (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press); Slaves, Women, & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001) and Returning Home: New Covenant and Second Exodus as the Context for 2 Corinthians 6.147.1. (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 85, ed. Stanley Porter. Sheffield, JSOT Press, 1993)
Koorong - Editorial Review.
Daniel M. Doriani (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, Clayton, Missouri. He previously was dean of faculty and professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary. He si the author of Matthew (2 vols) and James (Reformed Expository Commentary), Women and Ministry: What the Bible Teaches and Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application.
Kooorng - Editorial Review.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, from 1990-1998 was senior lecturer in theology and religious studies at New College, University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has written Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Cambridge University Press), Is There a Meaning in This Text? (Zondervan), The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox). He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge University Press), The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker).
His most recent publications are First Theology: God, Scripture and Hermeneutics (Intervarsity Press), Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship. (Cambridge University Press) and Jeremiah (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).
Koorong - Editorial Review.