Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology

Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology

by I. Howard Marshall, Stanley E. Porter, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Howard I. Marshall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801027756

ISBN-13: 9780801027758

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Applying scriptural insight to contemporary issues is one of the most important, yet most difficult, tasks that the church faces. The Bible, though written long ago, can speak authoritatively to contemporary ethical, doctrinal, and practical issues. Respected author I. Howard Marshall offers guidance for this perennial task in Beyond the Bible.

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Applying scriptural insight to contemporary issues is one of the most important, yet most difficult, tasks that the church faces. The Bible, though written long ago, can speak authoritatively to contemporary ethical, doctrinal, and practical issues. Respected author I. Howard Marshall offers guidance for this perennial task in Beyond the Bible.

Using a "principled approach," Marshall moves from Scripture itself to contemporary understanding and application of Scripture. He examines how principles can be established from Scripture, whether explicitly or implicitly, and explores how the continuing development of insight can provide us with guidelines for the ongoing task of developing and applying Christian theology. Responses from Kevin Vanhoozer and Stanley Porter are included.

Students and scholars of the Bible and theology will be interested in this latest work from I. Howard Marshall, and it offers an accessible approach to a perennial topic of concern that pastors, church leaders, and interested laity will appreciate.

Beyond the Bible is the first book of the Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology series. Produced in partnership with Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, this series gathers leading authorities to succinctly assess the major issues faced by the twenty-first century church and present their findings in a way that is rewarding to scholars yet accessible to students, pastors and laity. Readers will gain a fresh understanding of important issues that will enable them to take part meaningfully in discussion and debate. Series editors are Craig A. Evans and Lee Martin McDonald. Forthcoming series volumes will include contributions from J. D. G. Dunn, John J. Collins, and Craig Evans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027758
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
1Evangelicals and Hermeneutics11
2The Development of Doctrine33
3The Search for Biblical Principles55
4Into the Great "Beyond": A Theologian's Response to the Marshall Plan81
5Hermeneutics, Biblical Interpretation, and Theology: Hunch, Holy Spirit, or Hard Work?97
Scripture Index129
Subject Index131

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