Beyond The Impasse

Beyond The Impasse

by Ronald L. Farmer
     
 

Contemporary biblical scholarship has reached an impasse. The various programs for bridging the gap between the ancient texts and their contemporary theological and ethical appropriation are often unsatisfactory at best and at worst even suspect in their results. We need an effective way to cross the bridge ... or a new bridge. Ronald Farmer suggests that a "process…  See more details below

Overview

Contemporary biblical scholarship has reached an impasse. The various programs for bridging the gap between the ancient texts and their contemporary theological and ethical appropriation are often unsatisfactory at best and at worst even suspect in their results. We need an effective way to cross the bridge ... or a new bridge. Ronald Farmer suggests that a "process hermeneutic" holds promise of moving biblical interpretation beyond the current impasse. This is the first comprehensive introduction to a process hermeneutic. It is not, however, merely theoretical discussion, but moves from the side of biblical scholarship to develop a solid methodology for bridging the gap between text and life. Farmer applies his process hermeneutic to a difficult textRevelation 4-5 - and demonstrates this promising method in a piece of solid, responsible, and instructive interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865545588
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Studies in American Biblical Hermeneutics, #13
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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