A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation

A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation


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Recent decades have witnessed a renaissance of theological interpretation. Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling The Drama of Scripture, and Heath Thomas bring together a team of specialists to articulate a multifaceted vision for returning rigorous biblical interpretation to the context of the church. Developed by the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, this book is designed to bring clarity and unity to the enterprise of theological interpretation. It positively integrates multiple approaches to interpreting the Bible, combining academic rigor with pastoral sensitivity for professors, students, and church leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801030871
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) is director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. He previously served as the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ontario. He founded the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and is the author of several books. Heath A. Thomas (PhD, University of Gloucestershire) is dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry and professor of Old Testament at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He serves as the chair of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar.

Table of Contents

Craig G. Bartholomew and Heath A. Thomas
A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation
1. The History and Reemergence of Theological Interpretation
Angus Paddison
2. Doctrine of Scripture and Theological Interpretation
Michael W. Goheen and Michael D. Williams
3. The Ecclesia as Primary Context for the Reception of the Bible
Robby Holt and Aubrey Spears
4. Theological Interpretation and Historical Criticism
Murray Rae
5. The Role of Hermeneutics and Philosophy in Theological Interpretation
William P. Olhausen
6. The Canon and Theological Interpretation
Stephen G. Dempster
7. Biblical Theology and Theological Interpretation
David J. H. Beldman and Jonathan Swales
8. Mission and Theological Interpretation
Michael W. Goheen and Christopher J. H. Wright
9. The Telos (Goal) of Theological Interpretation
Heath A. Thomas
10. A Framework for Theological Interpretation
Denis Farkasfalvy
11. Theological Commentary
Mark Gignilliat and Jonathan T. Pennington
12. Theological Interpretation for All of Life
Craig G. Bartholomew and Matthew Y. Emerson

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