Biblical Interpretation and the Church: The Problem of Contextualization

Biblical Interpretation and the Church: The Problem of Contextualization

by D. A. Carson


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All too often problems of biblical hermeneutics are too closely linked to technical biblical study rather than to the day-by-day issues confronting the church. Here, however, eight international scholars from seven countries show how such studies can have vital relevance to today's immediate problems and needs. The writers focus on the biblical doctrine of the church itself and how the church carries out its mission in various cultures.

Originally presented as lectures at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England, these essays have been revised in light of the discussion and criticism that followed. They include careful biblical analyses of the nature of the church, its opponents, and of such modern concerns as social justice and liberation theology. The result is a stimulating reassessment of the role that Scripture plays in bringing Christ to persons within their cultural contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592441082
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: (w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

D. A. Carson is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including 'From Sabbath to Lord's Day', 'The Sermon on the Mount', 'Exegetical Fallacies', 'Matthew (EBC)', 'Showing the Spirit', 'How Long, O Lord?', 'The Gospel of John', and 'The Gagging of God'.

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