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Wondrous Depth

Wondrous Depth

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In this book Davis demonstrates that the activities of biblical interpretation and preaching are essentially related as arts and, in fact, as the arts most fundamental to the life of the church. Because preaching is an art and not a method, the skills it requires are best learned by sympathy, not in abstraction. She discusses the urgent and speaking presence of the Old Testament for preaching, preaching the psalms and welcoming them as poetry, and christological preaching of the Old Testament. Ellen also presents a convocation of preaching voices from across centuries exploring how each dealt with problems and puzzles the text presents and learning from them the basic principles of biblical interpretation and communication of the gospel message found in both Testaments.

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Ellen Davis is concerned by what she calls a "shallow reading" of Scripture--a reading of what we think we already know instead of an attempt to dig deeper for new insights and revelations.Wondrous Depthis a collection of essays in which Davis argues for a more engaged reading of Scripture that opens the reader up to new knowledge and understanding. Davis also demonstrates that preaching and biblical interpretation are essentially related to one another in that it is essential for preachers to engage in thorough reading and interpretation of Scripture from the pulpit and to encourage their congregations to read the Bible with depth and sensitivity as well.



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About "Wondrous Depth"

In this book Davis demonstrates that the activities of biblical interpretation and preaching are essentially related as arts and, in fact, as the arts most fundamental to the life of the church. Because preaching is an art and not a method, the skills it requires are best learned by sympathy, not in abstraction. She discusses the urgent and speaking presence of the Old Testament for preaching, preaching the psalms and welcoming them as poetry, and christological preaching of the Old Testament. Ellen also presents a convocation of preaching voices from across centuries exploring how each dealt with problems and puzzles the text presents and learning from them the basic principles of biblical interpretation and communication of the gospel message found in both Testaments.
- Publisher

Ellen Davis is concerned by what she calls a "shallow reading" of Scripture--a reading of what we think we already know instead of an attempt to dig deeper for new insights and revelations.Wondrous Depthis a collection of essays in which Davis argues for a more engaged reading of Scripture that opens the reader up to new knowledge and understanding. Davis also demonstrates that preaching and biblical interpretation are essentially related to one another in that it is essential for preachers to engage in thorough reading and interpretation of Scripture from the pulpit and to encourage their congregations to read the Bible with depth and sensitivity as well.


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Meet the Author

Ellen F Davis

Ellen F. Davis is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She is the author of "Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth Through Image and Text"; "Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs" and "Getting Involved with God"; and "Imagination Shaped".

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 236556
  • Product Code 0664228593
  • EAN 9780664228590
  • Pages 184
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Preaching
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2005
  • Sales Rank #20669
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.255kg

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