Reading Scripture With the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic For Theological Interpretation
Theological interpretation of the Bible is key to the health and vitality as well as the belief and practice of the church. Just how it is done has been the subject of much discussion and debate over the centuries. In...
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Theological interpretation of the Bible is key to the health and vitality as well as the belief and practice of the church. Just how it is done has been the subject of much discussion and debate over the centuries. In Reading Scripture with the Church, four leading biblical scholars make the case for theological interpretation. Each author is given the opportunity to interact with the other three, and all four interact with premodern, modern, and postmodern approaches to biblical interpretation. This is an important book for pastors, teachers, and other serious students of the Bible who will be motivated to embrace the task of interpreting the Bible with greater energy, caution, and precision.
Contents Part 1: Essays Part 2: Responses
In "Reading Scripture with the Church, " four leading biblical scholars set forth constructive theological approaches to biblical interpretation.
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).
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Francis was Director of Conter-Propaganda to the Government of India and the author of Gandhi.
Stephen E. Fowl is Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He has written both in the area of New Testament and theological hermeneutics, and specializes in Pauline studies. His books include "Philippians: The Two Horizons" in the New Testament Commentary Series; "Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Theological Hermeneuti"c with A.K.M. Adam, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Francis Watson; and "Theological Interpretation of Scripture".
A. K. M. Adam (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. Stephen E. Fowl (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is professor of theology at Loyola College in Maryland. Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Francis Watson (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is professor of New Testament exegesis at the University of Aberdeen.