Ears That Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible
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The contemporary renaissance of theological interpretation as an approach to reading the Bible has brought with it a host of questions. Most importantly, what is the relationship between theological interpretation and more traditional forms of historical inquiry characteristic of the field in the modern era?
The contemporary renaissance of theological interpretation as an approach to reading the Bible has brought with it a host of questions. Most importantly, what is the relationship between theological interpretation and more traditional forms of historical inquiry characteristic of the field in the modern era? Does theological interpretation require that the church’s faith determine the meaning of biblical texts? How does a theological hermeneutic navigate the conventional roles of author, text, and reader? What are the natural intellectual companions of theological interpretation?
Essays in this volume tackle questions like these primarily by engaging directly with biblical texts, both in theological interpretation for its own sake and to see what the texts themselves might suggest about doing theological interpretation. The result is a much-needed exploration of theological interpretation in the hands of biblical scholars, theologians, and linguists occupied with exegesis.
The volume arises from an international colloquium on the theological interpretation of the Bible held at Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand, in August 2011.
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Introduction: An Interpretive Conversation
1. Theological Interpretation and the Problem of Method
2. The Problem of ‘History’ in Recent Theological Commentary
3. Theological Interpretation of Scripture in Sermonic Mode: The Case of T.F. Torrance
4. Interpreting the Bible on Language: Babel and Ricoeur’s Interpretive Arc
5. The Ascent of Theological Reading: Iconoclasm and the Divine Event of Making Readers
6. Lex orandi, lex vivendi: A Theological Interpretation of Discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew
7. ‘He Ascended into Heaven’: Jesus’ Ascension in Lukan Perspective, and Beyond
8. The Anabaptist Vision of the Church and Faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews
9. 1 Timothy 3.16 as a Proto-Rule of Faith
10. ‘Exegesis as Love’: Encountering Truth in John 14.15-26
11. Theological Interpretation and the Book of Lamentations: A Polyphonic Reconsideration
12. History, Hermeneutics, and Theodicy in Light of Israel’s Tradition of Protest
13. Response: Theological Interpretation on Display: Trajectories and Questions
14. Response: Reading as Formation