The Liberating Pulpit

The Liberating Pulpit

by Justo L. Gonzalez, Catherine G. Gonzalez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592441408

ISBN-13: 9781592441402

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

Catherine and Justo Gonzalez provide a valuable resource for preaching and biblical interpretation. An account of liberation theology's impact on the task of preaching is offered by two historians of doctrine who are intimately aware of the need to be open to marginalized perspectives in the church. Early Christian preachers had much to say on issues such as the

Overview

Catherine and Justo Gonzalez provide a valuable resource for preaching and biblical interpretation. An account of liberation theology's impact on the task of preaching is offered by two historians of doctrine who are intimately aware of the need to be open to marginalized perspectives in the church. Early Christian preachers had much to say on issues such as the origins and proper use of wealth, the rights and duties of the poor and rich, and the nature of ownership. The Gonzalezes recapture this early Christian spirit offering concrete ways that the interpretation of specific biblical texts may be enriched or corrected in order to speak directly to the whole life of the whole church.

Often used as a text in preaching courses, 'The Liberating Pulpit' helps to clarify and to bridge the gap between those whose preaching and hermeneutics tend to be more traditional and the various minorities who tend to read Scripture in a different way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592441402
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface9
I.A New Way of Doing Theology13
The History of Subconscious Oppression
The Main Biblical Perspective
Some Basic Traits and Themes
Liberation Literalism
All Are Bound Together
II.Difficulties in Hearing the Text30
Sola Scriptura
Traduttore Traditore
Lectionaries
Commentaries
III.The Neglected Interpreters47
The End of the Lone-Ranger Bible Study
Resources From Christian Tradition
Contemporary Resources
IV.Some Pointers on Biblical Interpretation66
Read the Political Situation
Include the Wider Context
Consider the Politics of the Text
Reassign the Cast of Characters
Imagine a Different Setting
Consider the Direction of the Action
Avoid Avoidance
V.Making Connections96
Traditions of Biblical Interpretation
Typology, Liturgy, and Identity
The Pulpit As a Connecting Point
Notes120

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