Canon and Creed

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Westminster John Knox Press is proud to introduce an exciting new phase in the renowned Interpretation commentary series. Instead of focusing on individual books of the Bible, these additions will focus on the Bible's most enduring passages and most vital themes, bringing to these topics the insight and faithful wisdom that are longtime hallmarks of the Interpretation commentary series. This expanded Interpretation series is an excellent resource for all those who teach, preach,...

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Overview

Westminster John Knox Press is proud to introduce an exciting new phase in the renowned Interpretation commentary series. Instead of focusing on individual books of the Bible, these additions will focus on the Bible's most enduring passages and most vital themes, bringing to these topics the insight and faithful wisdom that are longtime hallmarks of the Interpretation commentary series. This expanded Interpretation series is an excellent resource for all those who teach, preach, and study the Bible.

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Robert W. Jenson is Senior Scholar for Research at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of Religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Central Concerns 9

1 "Canon" and "Creed" 11

2 Israel's Scripture 19

3 Creed and the Old Testament 27

4 New Testament Canon and Regula Fidei 33

5 The Apostles' Creed 43

Part 2 Extensions 51

6 The Canonical Text 53

7 Dogma 63

8 Episcopacy 71

Part 3 Creed/Dogma and Scriptural Exegesis 77

9 The Creed as Critical Theory for Scripture 79

10 Genesis 1:1-5 and the Creed 89

11 Luke 1:26-38 and the Creed 99

12 Mark 14:35-36 and Dogma 109

Afterword 117

Bibliography 123

Scripture Index 125

Subject Index 127

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