The Virtuous Reader (Studies in Theological Interpretation): Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue

The Virtuous Reader (Studies in Theological Interpretation): Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue

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The Virtuous Reader (Studies in Theological Interpretation): Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue by Richard S. Briggs

Biblical interpretation expert Richard S. Briggs presents a rich and thought-provoking portrait, or series of portraits, of the kind of character most needed to be a good reader of the Old Testament. He highlights the moral character or virtues most appropriate to the varied tasks of reading the Old Testament, provides insight on theological interpretation, and examines five ways the Old Testament improves our ability to read Scripture well. Briggs also offers a defense of "interpretive virtue" and includes case studies of the Old Testament's shaping of the virtues of humility, wisdom, trust, love, and receptivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441212498
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Studies in Theological Interpretation
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Richard S. Briggs (PhD, University of Nottingham) is director of biblical studies and hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, St. John's College, Durham University. He is the author of Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation and Reading the Bible Wisely.

Table of Contents

1. In Pursuit of the Virtues of the Implied Reader of the Old Testament
2. Neither Meek nor Modest: The Puzzling Hermeneutics of Humility
Numbers 12 (Moses)
3. Wisdom to Discern the Living Interpretation from the Dead
1 Kings 3 (Solomon)
4. Like a Hermeneutic in a Cage: The Eclipse of Biblical Trust
2 Kings 18 (Hezekiah)
5. Love in the Time of Monotheism: The Blessing of Interpretive Charity
Ruth 1 (Ruth) and 2 Kings 5 (Elisha)
6. Summoned: The Virtue of Receptivity
Isaiah 6 (Isaiah)
7. The Virtuous Reader of Old Testament Narrative: From the Implied Reader to the Real Reader
Indexes

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