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Cultural Interpretation

Author : Brian K. Blount
ISBN : 1451404565
Genre : Religion
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Building on insights into the social functions of language, especially its interpersonal dimensions, Blount constructs a culturally sensitive model of interpretation that provides a sound basis for ethnographic and popular, as well as historical-critical, readings of the biblical text. Blount's framework does more than acknowledge the inevitability of multiple interpretations; it foments them. His analysis demonstrates the social intent of every reading and shows the influence of communicative context in such diverse readings of the Bible as Rudolf Bultmann's, the peasants of Solentiname, the Negro spirituals, and black-church sermons. Then Blount turns to Mark's account of the trial of Jesus, where he shows how this hermeneutical scheme helps to assess the emergence and validity of multiple readings of the text and the figure of Jesus. Blount's expansive interpretive proposal will help scholars and students open up the possibilities of the text without abandoning it.

An Introduction To The New Testament

Author : Raymond E. Brown
ISBN : 9780300174588
Genre : Religion
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From the experience of a lifetime of scholarship, preaching, teaching, and writing, Raymond E. Brown covers the entire scope of the New Testament with ease and clarity. He walks readers book by book through the basic content and issues of the New Testament. While a wealth of information is contained in these pages, the work’s most impressive features are the basic summaries of each book, a historical overview of the ancient Greco-Roman world, discussions of key theological issues, and the rich supplementary materials, such as illustrative tables, maps, bibliographies, and appendixes. Using this basic data, Brown answers questions raised by today’s readers, relates the New Testament to our modern world, and responds to controversial issues, such as those raised by the Jesus Seminar. Every generation needs a comprehensive, reliable Introduction to the New Testament that opens the biblical text to the novice. Raymond E. Brown's An Introduction to the New Testament is the most trustworthy and authoritative guidebook for a generation seeking to understand the Christian Bible. Universally acknowledged as the dean of New Testament scholarship, Father Brown is a master of his discipline at the pinnacle of his career. Who else could cover the entire scope of the New Testament with such ease and clarity? This gifted communicator conveys the heartfelt concern of a beloved teacher for his students, as he walks the reader through the basic content and issues of the New Testament. Those opening to the New Testament for the first time and those seeking deeper insights could not ask for more in a primer to the Christian Bible.

Searching For Meaning

Author : Paula Gooder
ISBN : 9780664231941
Genre : Religion
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In this clear, comprehensive, student-friendly textbook, biblical scholar and teacher Paula Gooder describes and illustrates the range of approaches to interpreting the New Testament, as taught in universities and seminaries throughout the English-speaking world. Top scholars give a short definition of a particular criticism, and then Gooder gives a practical example to demonstrate how that criticism can be applied to a biblical text. A very broad range of methods is introduced, from traditional criticisms such as source criticism and historical criticism to more modern methods such as feminist criticism and liberation criticism. Readers will understand how different meanings and emphases can be drawn from a text depending upon the method of interpretation chosen. They will also be given the skills to start analyzing and examining texts for themselves in a meaningful and insightful way.

Handbook For Biblical Interpretation

Author : W. Randolph Tate
ISBN : 9781441240361
Genre : Religion
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This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. It offers students and non-specialists an accessible resource for understanding the complex vocabulary that accompanies serious biblical studies. Articles, arranged alphabetically, explain terminology associated with reading the Bible as literature, clarify the various methods Bible scholars use to study biblical texts, and illuminate how different interpretive approaches can contribute to our understanding. Article references and topical bibliographies point readers to resources for further study. This handbook, now updated and revised to be even more useful for students, was previously published as Interpreting the Bible: A Handbook of Terms and Methods. It is a suitable complement to any standard hermeneutics textbook.

First Pure Then Peaceable

Author : Margaret Aymer
ISBN : 9780567002396
Genre : Religion
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In 2001, Continuum published the extensive collected papers from African Americans and the Bible, an interdisciplinary conference held at Union Theological Seminary, NYC. In the collection's introduction, Vincent L. Wimbush issued a challenge to take seriously those who "read darkness," and to consider what it is they are doing when they read the Bible as "scripture." Wimbush's focus on "darkness readers," both within and outside of the African diaspora, breaks open the discourse around the nature, meaning, and importance of the Bible. By following the lead of "darkness readers," the Bible is revealed to be more than a collection of ancient documents from an inaccessible past; it is the site upon which modern, contemporary ideological battles have and continue to be waged. In this book Margaret Aymer takes up his challenge. It is an examination of the way in which Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth-century abolitionist, used the epistle of James, particularly Jas 3:17, in his abolitionist speeches, to "read" the "darkness" of slavery and slaveholding Christianity. Within the epistle of James is a rhetoric of the world as "darkness". Douglass uses this to read his contemporary "darkness." As part of her research, Aymer has created an index of biblical references in all of Frederick Douglass' abolitionist speeches as collected by J. W. Blassingame (1841-1860).

The Personal Voice In Biblical Interpretation

Author : Ingrid Rosa Kitzberger
ISBN : 9781134677436
Genre : History
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Reading and interpreting the Bible, whether as an 'ordinary' or critical reader, has always been strongly influenced by a person's own experience. They demonstrate the variety of ways in which the Bible can have meaning for different people. The contributors offer challenging new perspectives on the ancient biblical books and individual texts of the Torah, the prophets, the Gospels, (Pauline) letters and Revelation. The Personal Voice in Biblical Scholarship contains the original essays of distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds.

He That Hath An Ear

Author : Bishop Steven G. Thompson
ISBN : 9781462011766
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Advance Praise for He That Hath an Ear “I believe Dr. Thompson has given the Church a faithful tool for further study of the Epistle of Revelation.” —Dr. Donald Ray McNeal, Pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church “I have never seen a better interpretation of the Word for today that is so easily read and understood.” —Dean Frances Whitney, Antioch District Congress of Christian Education For many, the Book of Revelation remains a mystery—its message evaluated and pondered by theologians, pastors, and others. In He That Hath an Ear, author Bishop Steven G. Thompson presents his analysis of the Book of Revelation. Fascinated by this book of the Bible since childhood, Thompson delivers a basic but in-depth understanding of Revelation. Focused on applications to today’s life, He That Hath an Ear addresses the question of: What is the spirit saying to the Church? In the outline, Thompson discusses Christ and the church, lessons for the church, the Seals and the Sealed, the Seven Vials of Wrath, and the Two Suppers. It provides insight into this book that was born out of John’s profound and proli?c spiritual experiences while exiled at Patmos.

Elenchus Of Biblica

Author : Robert Althann
ISBN : 8876536183
Genre : Reference
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Cut Dead But Still Alive

Author : Gregory C. Ellison (II.)
ISBN : 9781426703041
Genre : Religion
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There is hope beyond the strange and bitter cup of African American manhood."

I Found God In Me

Author : Mitzi J. Smith
ISBN : 9781630878719
Genre : Religion
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I Found God in Me is the first womanist biblical hermeneutics reader. In it readers have access, in one volume, to articles on womanist interpretative theories and theology as well as cutting-edge womanist readings of biblical texts by womanist biblical scholars. This book is an excellent resource for women of color, pastors, and seminarians interested in relevant readings of the biblical text, as well as scholars and teachers teaching courses in womanist biblical hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, African American hermeneutics, and biblical courses that value diversity and dialogue as crucial to excellent pedagogy.

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