The Art of Reading Scripture
Ellen F. Davis, Richard B. Hays
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2 oct. 2003 - 334 pages
The difficulty of interpreting the Bible is felt all over today. Is the Bible still authoritative for the faith and practice of the church? If so, in what way? What practices of reading offer the most appropriate approach to understanding Scripture? The church's lack of clarity about these issues has hindered its witness and mission, causing it to speak with an uncertain voice to the challenges of our time.
This important book is for a twenty-first-century church that seems to have lost the art of reading the Bible attentively and imaginatively. The Art of Reading Scripture is written by a group of eminent scholars and teachers seeking to recover the church's rich heritage of biblical interpretation in a dramatically changed cultural environment. Asking how best to read the Bible in a postmodern context, the contributors together affirm up front "Nine Theses" that provide substantial guidance for the church. The essays and sermons that follow both amplify and model the approach to Scripture outlined in the Nine Theses.
Lucidly conceived, carefully written, and shimmering with fresh insights, The Art of Reading Scripture proposes a far-reaching revolution in how the Bible is taught in theological seminaries and calls pastors and teachers in the church to rethink their practices of using the Bible.
Gary A. Anderson
Brian E. Daley
Ellen F. Davis
Richard B. Hays
James C. Howell
Robert W. Jenson
William Stacy Johnson
L. Gregory Jones
R. W. L. Moberly
David C. Steinmetz
Marianne Meye Thompson
Teaching the Bible Confessionally in the Church
Scriptures Authority in the Church
Reading Scripture as a Coherent Story
Detective Fiction and the Construction of Historical Method
Is Patristic Exegesis Still Usable? Some Reflections on Early Christian Interpretation of the Psalms
Christ Was like St Francis
Reading the Scriptures Faithfully in a Postmodern Age
Preaching Scripture Faithfully in a PostChristendom Church
Reading Scripture in Light of the Resurrection
Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples
Vulnerability the Condition of Covenant
Prisoner of Hope
Who Is the God That Will Deliver You?
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