Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

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by Kevin J. Vanhoozer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801026946

ISBN-13: 9780801026942

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

For the pastor or serious layperson, the realm of biblical interpretation can be a confusing maze of personalities, communities, methods, and theories. This maze can often result in obscuring the main goal of interpreting Scripture: hearing and knowing God better.

The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a groundbreaking reference

Overview

For the pastor or serious layperson, the realm of biblical interpretation can be a confusing maze of personalities, communities, methods, and theories. This maze can often result in obscuring the main goal of interpreting Scripture: hearing and knowing God better.

The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a groundbreaking reference tool that introduces readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It discusses these approaches and evaluates their helpfulness in enabling Christians to hear what God is saying to the church through Scripture. The contributors come from a variety of backgrounds, and the dictionary covers a broad range of topics with both clarity and depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801026942
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Pages:
896
Sales rank:
384,805
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.25(h) x 2.14(d)

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Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Seminarian More than 1 year ago
This book is required reading for a seminary course on Biblical Hermeneutics. In a previous life, I was a professional writer and editor; consequently I have little patience with Vanhoozer's text. Entries often lack a definition of the term itself (what else is a dictionary for?); the contributors display significant stylistic, formatting, and content inconsistency; and there is little discernable logic to the selection of topics.

Nevertheless, since it is required reading, I am plodding through.