Renewing Biblical Interpretation

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Craig G. Bartholomew, Colin J. D. Greene, Karl Möller
Zondervan, 2000 - 366 pages

Renewing Biblical Interpretation is the first of eight volumes from the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar. This annual gathering of Christian scholars from various disciplines was established in 1998 and aims to re-assess the discipline of biblical studies from the foundation up and forge creative new ways for re-opening the Bible in our cultures. Including a retrospective on the consultation by Walter Brueggemann, the contributors to Renewing Biblical Interpretation consider three elements in approaching the Bible--the historical, the literary and the theological--and the underlying philosophical issues that shape the way we think about literature and history.

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Contents

Philosophy Theology and
1
A Theological Response?
24
Conclusion
34
The Theological
40
The Transition to Gore
46
Walther Eichrodt
52
The Fresh Approach of B S Childs
59
The Crisis in Biblical Interpretation
68
Wicked Wolves and Wicked Tenants
187
Introduction
200
The Bridge Collapses
213
Assessment
227
Aesthetic
240
Encounter through Preaching
256
A Missional Approach to Renewed
268
Some of the Answers
274

A Pattern of Conflict
74
A Response to Walter Sundberg
82
Confessional Criticism and the Night Visions
90
Relationships among the Levels
104
Reading Vision 5
111
A Response to Al Wolters
118
Typological Interpretation in the Wake of Enlightenment
126
The AdamChrist Typology
133
A Response to Neil B MacDonald
141
Coming to Terms with the Legacy of Historical Criticism
148
Reviewing HistoricalCritical Methodology and Theory
159
Reflecting on N T Wrights
172
Exclusive Prominent or Prior? Questions and Comment
282
From the Modern to the Postmodern Babel
288
Bible or Babel
296
Imagination and Responsible Reading
307
Imagination and Understanding
315
Imaginative Exegesis?
328
A Response to Trevor Hart
335
A First Retrospect on the Consultation
342
Name Index
351
Subject Index
357
Addendum 367
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Craig Bartholomew (MA, Potchefstroom University, PhD, Bristol University) is professor of philosophy and biblical studies at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory. He has also edited In the Fields of the Lord: A Calvin Served Reader and co-edited Christ and Consumerism: A Critical Analysis of the Spirit of the Age. He is the series editor for the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series.

Colin Greene is head of theology and public policy at the British and Foreign Bible Society and visiting professor of systematic and philosophical theology at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of Christology and Atonement in Historical Context and the forthcoming Making Out the Horizons: Christ in Cultural Perspective.

Karl Möller is lecturer in theology and religious studies at St. Martin's College, Lancaster, and senior tutor at the Carlisle and Blackburn Diocesan Training Institute. He is the author of A Prophet in Debate: The Rhetoric of Persuasion in the Book of Amos. He has also co-edited Renewing Biblical Interpretation and After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation.

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