Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics [NOOK Book]

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Is the Bible just a book of ancient Israelite and Christian history and practices to be read? Or are we engaging in a more interactive practice when we study God's word? Jeannine K. Brown believes that communication is at the heart of what we do when we open the Bible, that we are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. By learning about how Scripture communicates, modern readers can extract much more meaning out of the text than they could if simply reading the Bible as though it was a...
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Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

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Overview

Is the Bible just a book of ancient Israelite and Christian history and practices to be read? Or are we engaging in a more interactive practice when we study God's word? Jeannine K. Brown believes that communication is at the heart of what we do when we open the Bible, that we are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. By learning about how Scripture communicates, modern readers can extract much more meaning out of the text than they could if simply reading the Bible as though it was a list of rules or a collection of stories. In Scripture as Communication, Brown offers professors, students, church leaders, and laity a basic guide to the theory and practice of biblical interpretation, helping them understand our engagement with Scriptures as primarily a communicative act.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585583133
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,220,253
  • File size: 564 KB

Meet the Author

Jeannine K. Brown (PhD, Luther Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary and author of Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics and The Disciples in Narrative Perspective: The Portrayal and Function of the Matthean Disciples. She contributed to The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary and has written for publications such as Journal of Biblical Literature and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Scripture as Communicative Act
Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives on Scripture as Communication
1. Terminology and Context for Hermeneutics
2. A Communication Model of Hermeneutics
3. Authors, Texts, Readers: Historical Movements and Reactions
4. Some Affirmations about Meaning from a Communication Model
5. Developing Textual Meaning: Implications, Effects, and Other Ways of Going "Beyond"
6. An Invitation to Active Engagement: The Reader and the Bible
Part 2: Practical Guidance for Interpreting Scripture as Communication
7. Genre and Communication
8. The Language of the Bible
9. The Social World of the Bible 10. Literary Context, Intertextuality, and Canon
11. Conceptualizing Contextualization
12. Contextualization: Understanding Scripture Incarnationally
Appendix A: Exegesis Guidelines Appendix B: Historical Criticism Appendix C: Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
Appendix D: Epistles: Following an Author's Flow of Thought Appendix E: How to Go about Topical Studies
Bibliography
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