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Biblical Interpretation : The Meanings of Scripture: Past and Present - John Court

Biblical Interpretation

The Meanings of Scripture: Past and Present

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780826466587
Number Of Pages: 352

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This is a valuable resource book for historical studies on biblical interpretation, comprising a variety of detailed essays, including documented examples of important stages in the history of biblical exegesis. It also contains a general introduction to the history of reading the Bible.

Falling into three parts, from the New Testament to the Reformation, from the Reformation to the modern period, and readings of the Bible today and in the future, the book is designed to challenge some present-day assumptions of the uniformity of approaches to the Bible and of modes of exegesis. It illustrates that basic continuities do exist, and informs the student and non-specialist of the long tradition of reading the Bible to which we are heirs, with the aim of making us more competent interpreters ourselves.

This is a very appealing collection of essays for those seeking details about the complexities of biblical interpretation and certainly a helpful supplement for students who have read the various introductory materials to biblical interpretation and want to see them in action. RRT (Reviews in Religion and Theology), 12.1, 2/05 'some fascinating, interdisciplinary insights.' Ian Paul, Vol 28.5, 2006--Sanford Lakoff "Journal for the Study of the New Testament " "The essays in this volume illustrate the postmodern principle that 'what you see depends on where you sit or stand, ' but this can be interpreted in different ways... The essays indicate the rich resources of the Bible when interpreted in a variety of contexts and using a variety of methods. Now out in paperback, this will be a useful text book for courses in biblical interpretation."- Steve Moyise, "Society of Biblical Literature, "2006

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Not (Just) the Plain Meaning: Origen and Allegorical Interpretationp. 10
Christian Pilgrimage: Structures of Devotion/Strictures of Obediencep. 22
The Preacher with a Golden Tongue: John Chrysostomp. 41
Interpreting Scripture for the Love of God: Hugh of St. Victor on Reading and the Selfp. 54
A Mendicant Perspective: Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregiop. 71
The Whole Bible in Englishp. 88
George Herbert: Priest, Pastor, Poetp. 103
John Toland: Christianity not Mysteriousp. 125
The Theism of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 'The Creed of a Curate of Savoy'p. 140
Divine Right Theory and its Critics in Eighteenth-Century Englandp. 156
Blake and the Bible: Biblical Exegesis in the Work of William Blakep. 168
The Bible in the Life and Writing of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherdp. 185
The Rise of Premillennial Dispensationalism as the Cornerstone of American Fundamentalismp. 202
Victorian Preachers and the New Biblical Criticismp. 210
'We are tied to these texts': Scripture in the work of Karl Barthp. 233
Biblical Structuralism and the Computerp. 250
Rainbow Hermeneutics and St. Paul's Letter to the Galatiansp. 268
The Epiphany of the Dove: Healing and Prophecy in Mark's Gospel (New Approaches in Women's Studies)p. 284
Pragmatism, Postmodernism and the Bible as a Meaningful Public Resource in a Pluralistic Agep. 310
Index of Referencesp. 326
Index of Authorsp. 331
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ISBN: 9780826466587
ISBN-10: 0826466583
Series: Biblical Seminar (Paperback)
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1