Written Also For Our Sake / Edition 1

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Overview

In this book, James Aageson likens interpretation to a conversation and uses Paul as a model for illustrating this. In Paul's case, interpretation is a conversation between Paul and scripture. Aageson gives four case studies of Paul conversing with scripture: Paul's use of Abraham texts, his understanding of Israel, his use of the figure of Adam, and his seeing Christ as a figure by which all traditions are understood in new ways.

As a Jew, Paul learned the skills of biblical interpretation and placed them in the service of a christological and ecclesiological message. For Paul, scriptural texts had integrity and generated a message for his own time and situation.

Aageson likens interpretation to a conversation and uses Paul as a model for illustrating this. Aageson gives four case studies of Paul conversing with Scripture: Paul's use of Abraham texts, his understanding of Israel, his use of the figure of Adam, and his seeing Christ as a figure by which all traditions are understood in new ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664253615
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author


James W. Aageson is Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is the author of several books and articles, including Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Conversation and Scripture
I Ancient Text, Modern Book: Toward a Theory of Interpretation 3
II A Hebrew Born of Hebrews: The Voice of Paul 19
III Testified to by the Law and the Prophets: The Voice of Scripture 45
Paul's Conversation with Scripture
IV Abraham and the Gospel of Inclusion 73
V Israel, the Rootstock of the Church 89
VI Adam and Christ: Point and Counterpoint 105
VII Torah, Wisdom, and Christ: Recentering the Divine Drama 117
Epilogue 129
Notes 137
For Further Reading 151
Index of Passages Cited 153
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