Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation: Modern Readings

Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation: Modern Readings

by Darren Sarisky


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ISBN-13: 9780567459800
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/26/2015
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Darren Sarisky received his PhD from the University of Aberdeen, UK. From 2009-2013, he was a Teaching Associate and then a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is now a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at King's College London, UK.

Table of Contents

Copyright Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation 1

1 Spinoza, Benedict de. Theological-Political Treatise. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Chapter 7, “On the Interpretation of Scripture.” 11

2 Strauss, David F. The Life of Jesus Critically Examined. London: SCM, 1973. Selections from Introduction, “Development of the Mythical Point of View in Relation to the Gospel Histories.” 29

3 Kierkegaard, Søren. Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments. Vol. 1. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992. Chapter 1, “The Historical Point of View.” 69

4 Troeltsch, Ernst. “On the Historical and Dogmatic Methods in Theology.” In Religion in History, 11–32. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1991. 89

5 Barth, Karl. The Epistle to the Romans. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968. Prefaces 1–6. 109

6 Bultmann, Rudolf. “The New Testament and Mythology.” In The New Testament and Mythology and Other Basic Writings, edited by Schubert Ogden, 1–44. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984. 131

7 Pope Pius XII. Divino Afflante Spiritu: On Promoting Biblical Studies. Rome, 1943. 165

8 Ebeling, Gerhard. Selections from “The Significance of the Critical Historical Method for Church and
Theology in Protestantism.” In Word and Faith, 17–61. London: SCM Press, 1963. 187

9 Lubac, Henri de. History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According to Origen. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2007. Selections from the Conclusion. 219

10 Stendahl, Krister. Selections from “Biblical Theology, Contemporary.” In The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, edited by George A. Buttrick. New York: Abingdon, 1962. 239

11 Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979. Chapter 3, “Canon and Criticism.” 255

12 Steinmetz, David C. “The Superiority of Pre-Critical Exegesis.” Theology Today 37 (1978): 27–38. 267

13 Luz, Ulrich. “Reflections on the Appropriate Interpretation of New Testament Texts.” In Studies in Matthew, 265–289. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. 279

14 Marion, Jean-Luc. God without Being: Hors-Texte. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Chapter 5, “Of the Eucharistic Site of Theology.” 303

15 Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth. “The Ethics of Biblical Interpretation: Decentering Biblical Scholarship.” Journal of Biblical Literature 107 (1988): 3–17. 321

16 Levenson, Jon D. “The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism.” In The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism: Jews and Christians in Biblical Studies, 1–32. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1993. 337

17 Plantinga, Alvin. “Two (or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship.” Modern Theology 14 (1998): 243–278. 365

18 Ricœur, Paul. “The Nuptial Metaphor.” In Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies, edited by André LaCocque and Paul Ricœur, 265–303. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. 403

19 Barr, James. The Concept of Biblical Theology: An Old Testament Perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999. Chapter 12, “Evaluation, Commitment, Objectivity.” 439

20 Webster, John. Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Chapter 1, “Revelation, Sanctification, and Inspiration.” 459

Index 485

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