Understanding the Bible: A Basic Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Understanding the Bible: A Basic Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

by George T. Montague
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809143445

ISBN-13: 9780809143443

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Paulist Press

Understanding the Bible is a learner-friendly overview of the major theories of biblical interpretation from ancient times to the present. Author George Montague surveys the major trends in the history of the discipline and carefully notes the contributions and the limitations of each period. He puts into coherent perspective the diverse and often contradictory…  See more details below

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Understanding the Bible is a learner-friendly overview of the major theories of biblical interpretation from ancient times to the present. Author George Montague surveys the major trends in the history of the discipline and carefully notes the contributions and the limitations of each period. He puts into coherent perspective the diverse and often contradictory interpretations of scripture, culminating with in-depth examinations of Dei Verbum of Vatican II and the Pontifical Biblical Commission's The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church. Understanding the Bible is an invaluable resource for graduate and theology students, and for anyone interested in making sense of hermeneutics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809143443
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
1,262,846
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Questions5
2The Bible Interprets the Bible14
3The Wealth of the Word: The Fathers Interpret the Bible29
4Climbing the Tower: The Middle Ages52
5The Path of Independence: The Reformation and the Enlightenment73
6The Bible and the Church: The Catholic Response95
7From Text to Subject to the Hermeneutics of Understanding105
8Later Twentieth Century Developments: Redaction, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Ricoeur124
9Other Hermeneutical Methods: Socio-Cultural, Rhetorical, Narrative, Reader Response, Advocacy137
10Bernard Lonergan: Critical Realist Hermeneutics152
11Community and Canon: The Bible in the Church159
12A Study of Dei Verbum: The Constitution on Divine Revelation of Vatican II181
13A Study Guide to The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church (Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1993): Study Questions211
Notes217

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