Tim Conder and Daniel Rhodes expose the cultural authorities that influence our understanding of the Bible and provide a way for communities to encounter the text as communities.
Pt. 1. Embracing the text -- Boundaries and biases : the lenses of interpretation -- Recovering the Word in the Bible : a living Word -- Let the chaos begin : the hermeneutics of peoplehood -- Pt. 2. Turning to the text -- An interpreting community -- The Word in the obscure, Genesis 34 : the rape of Dinah -- The Word in pain and joy, Psalm 22 : the cry of dereliction and a song of deliverance -- The Word in the familiar, the Gossman passion : an artistic engagement -- The Word in controversy, Romans 1 : asking and telling in the church -- Pt. 3. The intersection of text and community -- Proclamation : the liberation of our voices -- Ethics : practicing new creation -- Hospitality : setting a subversive table -- Mission : from defense to offense -- Imagination : exploding the bounded set of our minds.
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group