Key Questions About Biblical Interpretation
Highly regarded Old Testament theologian John Goldingay is often asked about the interpretation of the Bible, about the way we are to understand the stories in the Bible, about the relationship between the Old Testament and the New, and so...
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Highly regarded Old Testament theologian John Goldingay is often asked about the interpretation of the Bible, about the way we are to understand the stories in the Bible, about the relationship between the Old Testament and the New, and so on. In this volume he explores twenty-three questions related to biblical interpretation, articulating creative, provocative explanations for today's church. The book is divided into four parts: concerning Scripture as a whole; concerning narrative; concerning the Old Testament as a whole; and concerning the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings. Students of the Old Testament, pastors, and laypeople will value this work.
John Goldingay (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His books include Models for Scripture; Models for Interpretation of Scripture; Walk On; and commentaries on Psalms (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms - 3 volumes); Isaiah (New International Bible Commentary); Daniel (Word Biblical Commentary); The Message of Isaiah 40-55: A Literary-Theological Commentary; and with David Payne, Isaiah 40-66 (International Critical Commentary - 2 volumes), and the recently completed Old Testament Theology(three volumes from InterVarsity Press). His major project is now to complete the series Old Testament for Everyone Bible commentary series
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- <b>part 1: Concerning Scripture As A Whole<br></b>1. What Is Involved In Understanding A Passage From The Bible?<br>2. What Difference Does It Make If You Are Premodern, Modern, Or Postmodern?<br>3. Can We Learn From The Past? Luther And The Bible<br>4. Can We Learn From The Hermeneutics Of Liberation Theology?<br>5. What Questions Does Evangelical Biblical Interpretation Need To Consider?<br>6. How Does Scripture Impact Our Life With God?<br>7. How Should We Read Scripture In Church? Canon And Lection<br>8. How Might Preaching Be Scriptural?<br>9. How Does The Bible Do Theological Reflection?<br><b>part 2: Concerning Narrative<br></b>10. How Does Biblical Narrative Relate To Systematic Theology?<br>11. How Does Biblical Story Shape Our Story?<br>12. How Do We Preach On Narrative?<br>13. Does Biblical Narrative Need To Be Historical?<br><b>part 3: Concerning The First Testament As A Whole<br></b>14. How Does Christian Faith Relate To The First Testament?<br>15. In What Sense Is It Appropriate To Read The First Testament Christologically?<br>16. What Defines Evangelical Study Of The First Testament?<br>17. In What Way Does Old Testament Theology Relate To The Canon?<br><b>part 4: Concerning The Torah, The Prophets, And The Writings<br></b>18. How May We Interpret The Pentateuch? <br>19. Can We Read Prophecy In Light Of The Newspaper?<br>20. Is There Prophecy Today?<br>21. How Does Poststructuralist Interpretation Work? Isaiah 40-55 As A Test Case<br>22. Is There Masculist Interpretation<br>23. How May We Interpret Wisdom, Poetry, And Writings?