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The Comical Doctrine (Paternoster Biblical & Theological Monographs Series)

Rosalind Selby

The Comical Doctrine (Paternoster Biblical & Theological Monographs Series)

Rosalind Selby

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AIDS is the biggest public health problem the world has ever faced. Yet with all the available information many of us know little about it. There are thousands of books websites and professional documents about AIDS but it takes time to search them to find the simple facts and information that dispel the myths about this pandemic. Motivated by the obvious need for a manageable tool Dale Hanson Bourke has compiled the essential information in a simple and straightforward way explaining medical and political issues in everyday language.Answering the questions the ldquo;averagerdquo; person asks about this topic the book is a valuable tool for personal information or group study.Features new government guidelines on testing for AIDS make this topic ldquo;realrdquo; for everyone charts photos and graphs in full color make information visually accessible simple question and answer format doesnrsquo;t overwhelm reader with facts a ldquo;Dummyrsquo;srdquo; guide to AIDS contains valuable upt

- Publisher In this wide-ranging study Rosalind Selby explores the hermeneutical implications of a Barthian epistemology in which 'givenness' (of knowledge, talk of God and Scripture, and the Church) is paramount. From this she seeks to develop a 'hermeneutics of service' that challenges both liberal and fundamentalist approaches to theological language and biblical interpretation. Selby tackles the issues of knowledge, and especially knowledge of God, the language used to communicate that knowledge and that language as Scriptural textuality. Barth wrote of 'the comical doctrine that the true exegete has no presuppositions'. In the train of his insight, Selby examines the role of community as a prerequisite for knowledge and truth claims before examining the different ways that various 'communities' interpret Scripture (focusing on St. Mark's Gospel). The presuppositions of the different starting places are revealed and the appropriateness of various methodologies discussed. The Quest for the Historical Jesus and its struggles to handle the resurrection are used as a 'test case' to show the impact of different hermeneutical strategies. The insights in this thought-provoking study have implications for issues as wide ranging as the genre 'Gospel', the authority of Scripture, the Church as a 'reading community', the plurality of interpretations and the possibility of controlling them, the relationship between general and special theological hermeneutics, as well as epistemological foundationalism and its alternatives.

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About "The Comical Doctrine (Paternoster Biblical & Theological Monographs Series)"

AIDS is the biggest public health problem the world has ever faced. Yet with all the available information many of us know little about it. There are thousands of books websites and professional documents about AIDS but it takes time to search them to find the simple facts and information that dispel the myths about this pandemic. Motivated by the obvious need for a manageable tool Dale Hanson Bourke has compiled the essential information in a simple and straightforward way explaining medical and political issues in everyday language.Answering the questions the ldquo;averagerdquo; person asks about this topic the book is a valuable tool for personal information or group study.Features new government guidelines on testing for AIDS make this topic ldquo;realrdquo; for everyone charts photos and graphs in full color make information visually accessible simple question and answer format doesnrsquo;t overwhelm reader with facts a ldquo;Dummyrsquo;srdquo; guide to AIDS contains valuable upt
- Publisher

In this wide-ranging study Rosalind Selby explores the hermeneutical implications of a Barthian epistemology in which 'givenness' (of knowledge, talk of God and Scripture, and the Church) is paramount. From this she seeks to develop a 'hermeneutics of service' that challenges both liberal and fundamentalist approaches to theological language and biblical interpretation. Selby tackles the issues of knowledge, and especially knowledge of God, the language used to communicate that knowledge and that language as Scriptural textuality. Barth wrote of 'the comical doctrine that the true exegete has no presuppositions'. In the train of his insight, Selby examines the role of community as a prerequisite for knowledge and truth claims before examining the different ways that various 'communities' interpret Scripture (focusing on St. Mark's Gospel). The presuppositions of the different starting places are revealed and the appropriateness of various methodologies discussed. The Quest for the Historical Jesus and its struggles to handle the resurrection are used as a 'test case' to show the impact of different hermeneutical strategies. The insights in this thought-provoking study have implications for issues as wide ranging as the genre 'Gospel', the authority of Scripture, the Church as a 'reading community', the plurality of interpretations and the possibility of controlling them, the relationship between general and special theological hermeneutics, as well as epistemological foundationalism and its alternatives.
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Meet the Author

Rosalind Selby

Rosalind Selby is a lay preacher in the United Reformed Church and completed her doctorate at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

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  • Catalogue Code 245520
  • Product Code 1842272128
  • EAN 9781842272121
  • Pages 350
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Paternoster
  • Publication Date Dec 2005
  • Dimensions 223 x 150 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.454kg

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