Christian Theologies of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Christian Theologies of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

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by Justin S. Holcomb
     
 

All religious traditions that ground themselves in texts must grapple with certain questions concerning the texts' authority. Yet there has been much debate within Christianity concerning the nature of scripture and how it should be understood—a debate that has gone on for centuries.

Christian Theologies of Scripture traces what the theological

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Overview

All religious traditions that ground themselves in texts must grapple with certain questions concerning the texts' authority. Yet there has been much debate within Christianity concerning the nature of scripture and how it should be understood—a debate that has gone on for centuries.

Christian Theologies of Scripture traces what the theological giants have said about scripture from the early days of Christianity until today. It incorporates diverse discussions about the nature of scripture, its authority, and its interpretation, providing a guide to the variety of views about the Bible throughout the Christian tradition.

Preeminent scholars including Michael S. Horton, Graham Ward, and Pamela Bright offer chapters on major figures in the pre-modern, reformation, and early modern eras, from Origen and Aquinas to Luther and Calvin to Barth and Balthasar. They illuminate each thinker's understanding of the Christian scriptures and their views on interpreting the Bible. The book also includes overview chapters to orient readers to the key questions regarding scripture in each era, as well as chapters on scripture and feminism, scripture in the African American Christian tradition, and scripture and postmodernism.

This volume will be indispensable reading for students and all those interested in the nature and authority of Christian scripture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736661
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mapping Theologies of Scripture
Justin S. Holcomb
Part I: Patristic and Medieval
1 Patristic and Medieval Theologies of Scripture: An Introduction
Lewis Ayres
2 Origen
R. R. Reno
3 St. Augustine
Pamela Bright
4 St. Thomas Aquinas
Peter M. Candler, Jr.
Part II: Reformation and Counter-Reformation
5 Theologies of Scripture in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation: An Introduction
Michael S. Horton
6 Martin Luther
Mickey L. Mattox
7 John Calvin
Randall C. Zachman
8 Scripture and Theology in Early Modern Catholicism
Donald S. Prudlo
Part III: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
9 Theologies of Scripture in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: An Introduction
John R. Franke
10 Friedrich Schleiermacher
Jeffrey Hensley
11 Karl Barth
Mary Kathleen Cunningham
12 Hans Urs von Balthasar
W. T. Dickens
13 Hans Frei
Mike Higton
Part IV: Contextual Theologies of Scripture
14 Tradition and Traditions: Scripture, Christian Praxes, and Politics
Graham Ward
15 Scripture, Feminism, and Sexuality
Pamela D. H. Cochran
16 Scripture in the African-American Christian Tradition
Lewis V. Baldwin and Stephen W. Murphy
17 Postmodern Scripture
Gerard Loughlin
About the Contributors
Index

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