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Cultural Interpretation

Brian K Blount

Cultural Interpretation

Brian K Blount

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222 Pages

- Publisher Building on insights into the social functions of language, especially its interpersonal dimensions, Blount constructs a culturally sensitive model of interpretation that provides a sound basis for ethnographic and popular, as well as historical-critical, readings of the biblical text. Blount's framework does more than acknowledge the inevitability of multiple interpretations; it foments them. His analysis demonstrates the social intent of every reading and shows the influence of communicative context in such diverse readings of the Bible as Rudolf Bultmann's, the peasants of Solentiname, the Negro spirituals, and black-church sermons. Then Blount turns to Mark's account of the trial of Jesus, where he shows how this hermeneutical scheme helps to assess the emergence and validity of multiple readings of the text and the figure of Jesus. Blount's expansive interpretive proposal will help scholars and students open up the possibilities of the text without abandoning it.

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222 Pages
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Building on insights into the social functions of language, especially its interpersonal dimensions, Blount constructs a culturally sensitive model of interpretation that provides a sound basis for ethnographic and popular, as well as historical-critical, readings of the biblical text. Blount's framework does more than acknowledge the inevitability of multiple interpretations; it foments them. His analysis demonstrates the social intent of every reading and shows the influence of communicative context in such diverse readings of the Bible as Rudolf Bultmann's, the peasants of Solentiname, the Negro spirituals, and black-church sermons. Then Blount turns to Mark's account of the trial of Jesus, where he shows how this hermeneutical scheme helps to assess the emergence and validity of multiple readings of the text and the figure of Jesus. Blount's expansive interpretive proposal will help scholars and students open up the possibilities of the text without abandoning it.
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Meet the Author

Brian K Blount

Brian K. Blount (Ph.D., Emory University) is President and Professor of New Testament in the Walter W. Moore and Charles E. S. Kraemer Presidential Chairs at Union-PSCE,after 15 years as professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Earlier, he served as pastor of the Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia (1982-88).

His published books include Cultural Interpretation: Reorienting New Testament Criticism (Fortress, 1995); Go Preach! Marks Kingdom Message and the Black Church Today (Orbis, 1998); Then The Whisper Put on Flesh: New Testament Ethics in an African American Context (Abingdon, 2001); Can I Get A Witness? Reading Revelation Through an African American Lens (Westminster John Knox, 2005) and The Book of Revelation (New Testament Library Series; Westminster John Knox, 2009).

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 99456
  • Product Code 0800628594
  • EAN 9780800628598
  • Pages 222
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2003
  • Dimensions 213 x 138 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.311kg

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