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Words and the Word

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It is generally recognized that scholarly study of the Bible has taken a 'literary turn' over the past two decades. The contributors to this volume are united in their belief that a proper understanding of different aspects of literary theory...


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It is generally recognized that scholarly study of the Bible has taken a 'literary turn' over the past two decades. The contributors to this volume are united in their belief that a proper understanding of different aspects of literary theory can make a significant contribution to biblical interpretation. These informative and stimulating essays survey some general issues and a selection of specific approaches, filling a gap between simpler introductions and the primary texts of major theorists.
^^Contents and contributors:


^^Introduction David G. Firth and Jamie A. Grant


^^Part 1: General issues
^1. Literary theory and biblical interpretation Grant R. Osborne^2. A structural-historical approach to exegesis of the Old Testament S. D. Snyman


^^Part 2: Specific approaches
^3. Speech-act theory Richard Briggs
^4. Genre criticism Jeannine Brown
^5. Ambiguity David G. Firth
^6. Poetics Jamie A. Grant
^7. Rhetoric Peter Phillips
^8. Discourse analysis Terrance R. Wardlaw, Jr
^^Literary theory is not the only conversation partner for biblical interpretation in our day, but this volume demonstrates that it is also an important one if we are to continue to hear and understand the living Word of God in the words of the Bible.
-Publisher.



"It is generally recognized that scholarly study of the Bible has taken a 'literary turn' over the past two decades. The contributors to this volume are united in their belief that a proper understanding of different aspects of literary theory can make a significant contribution to biblical interpretation." "These essays survey some general issues and a selection of specific approaches, filling a gap between simpler introductions and the primary texts of major theorists."--BOOK JACKET.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 277241
  • Product Code 9781844742882
  • ISBN 1844742881
  • EAN 9781844742882
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Apollos
  • Publication Date Jun 2008
  • Weight 0.507kg

David G Firth (Ed)

David G. Firth (Ph.D., University of Pretoria) is Old Testament Tutor at Cliff College. David has experience in pastoral and evangelistic ministry in his native Australia, as well as seven years with the Australian Baptist Missionary Society in Zimbabwe and South Africa. His research interests are in Old Testament ethics and mission, with a particular focus on literary issues associated with narrative and poetry.


He has written widely on these areas both in articles and in his books Hear, O Lord: A Spirituality of the Psalms (Calver: Cliff College Publishing, 2005), Surrendering Retribution in the Psalms: Responses to Violence in the Individual Complaints (Paternoster, 2005), and Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches (ed. with Philip S. Johnston) (IVPress, 2005), and 1 & 2 Samuel (Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series); The Message of Esther (The Bible Speaks Today Series), and has recently become general editor for the New Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series.
Kooorng - Editorial Review.

Jamie Grant (Ed)

Dr Jamie Grant (PhD., University of Gloucestershire) studied the Psalms under Gordon Wenham, and is Tutor in Biblical Studies at Highland Theological Seminary near Inverness in Scotland. After studying law at the University of Dundee, Jamie worked for seven years in Poland with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He is the author of The King as Exemplar: The Function of Deuteronomy's Kingship Law in the Shaping of the Book of Psalms and the forthcoming volume Psalms 76-150 (New International Version Application Commentary) replacing the late Gerald H. Wilson, he is also the editor and contributor to the volume The Covenant of God and Words and the Word: explorations in Biblical Interpretation and Bible Theory.
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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