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History and Hermeneutics - Murray Rae

History and Hermeneutics

Paperback Published: 12th June 2006
ISBN: 9780567080929
Number Of Pages: 224

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An incisive examination of the relation between historiography and hermeneutics over the past three hundred years of western thought. Murray Rae argues that the practice of contemporary biblical hermeneutics has been radically impaired by a widespread allegiance to a series of problematic assumptions about history. He offers a theological account of what history is, centred on the categories of creation and divine promise, and proposes that it is within this theological conception of history that the "Bible" may be understood on its own terms. "History and Hermeneutics" is both critical and constructive, identifying the crucial problems and proposing a way forward. The ecclesial reading of Scripture and the value of tradition are rehabilitated, and an account is given of how we may properly ask the question, 'What really happened?'

"'Offers an informed theological vision of the way through a maze of critical hermeneutical issues... an extremely useful text.' Alan Torrance, University of St Andrew's"

Introductionp. 1
The Development of Modern Historiographyp. 4
Theology and Historyp. 22
Creation and Promisep. 49
Resurrectionp. 64
Seeing and Believingp. 85
Testimony and Traditionp. 106
The Ecclesial Reading of Scripturep. 131
Epilogue: Theology and History Once Morep. 153
Bibliographyp. 157
Indexp. 165
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ISBN: 9780567080929
ISBN-10: 0567080927
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th June 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 17.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1