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Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture

David Lyle Jeffrey

Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture

David Lyle Jeffrey

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In Houses of the Interpreter, David Lyle Jeffrey explores the terrain of the cultural history of biblical interpretation. But Jeffrey does not merely rest content to chart biblical scholarship and how it has both influenced and been influenced by culture. Instead, he chooses to focus upon the "art" of Biblical interpretation--how sculptors, musicians, poets, novelists, and painters have "read" the Bible. By so doing, Jeffrey clearly demonstrates that such cultural interpretation has deepened the church's understanding of the Bible as Scripture and that, remarkably, this cultural reading has contributed to theology and the practice of faith. Jeffrey's chapters effectively root the theological issues central to any hermeneutical enterprise (e.g., Scriptural authority, narrative, the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, the role of the reader, gender, and postmodernism) in specific authors and artists (e.g., Chaucer, Bosch, Sir Orfeo, C. S. Lewis)--and he does this in constant conversation with literature, both eastern and western.



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In Houses of the Interpreter, David Lyle Jeffrey explores the terrain of the cultural history of biblical interpretation. But Jeffrey does not merely rest content to chart biblical scholarship and how it has both influenced and been influenced by culture. Instead, he chooses to focus upon the "art" of Biblical interpretation--how sculptors, musicians, poets, novelists, and painters have "read" the Bible. By so doing, Jeffrey clearly demonstrates that such cultural interpretation has deepened the church's understanding of the Bible as Scripture and that, remarkably, this cultural reading has contributed to theology and the practice of faith. Jeffrey's chapters effectively root the theological issues central to any hermeneutical enterprise (e.g., Scriptural authority, narrative, the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, the role of the reader, gender, and postmodernism) in specific authors and artists (e.g., Chaucer, Bosch, Sir Orfeo, C. S. Lewis)--and he does this in constant conversation with literature, both eastern and western.


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Meet the Author

David Lyle Jeffrey

David Lyle Jeffrey (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He served Baylor as Provost, Senior Vice Provost and as Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities.

Author of People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture (1996); Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture (2003); Christianity and Literature: Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice (Christian Worldview Integration Series; InterVarsity Press, 2011) and the forthcoming Luke (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

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    preface And Acknowledgement

    part One: Scripture In The House Of Theology

    1. How Firm A Foundation...?

    2. Masterplot And Meaning In Biblical Narrative

    3. Self-examination And The Examination Of Texts

    4. Charity And Cupidity In Biblical Tradition

    5. The Gospel According To Isaiah

    part Two: Scripture In The Houses Of Art

    6. Authority And Interpretation In The House Of Fame

    7. Chaucer's Friar's (unpaid) Rent

    8. Conversion In The English Saints' Plays

    9. Parody And Piety In Bosch's Haywain

    10. Sir Orfeo's Harp: Music For The End Of Time

    part Three: Scripture In A House Of Mirrors

    11. Reading Wisely, Reading Well

    12. Reading The Bible With C.s. Lewis

    13. Scripture, Gender And Our Language Of Worship

    14. The Teaching Authority Of Jesus And The Fatherhood Of God

    15. Postmodern Theology And Perennial Truth

    notes

    index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 501491
  • Product Code 9781602582392
  • ISBN 1602582394
  • EAN 9781602582392
  • Pages 300
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baylor University Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2009
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.453kg

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