Description : This book shows how in the Corinthian letters Paul was fashioning the principles that later authors would use to interpret scripture. This engagingly written demonstration of the hermeneutical impact of Paul's correspondence on early Christian exegetes also illustrates a new way to think about the history of reception of biblical texts.
Description : Confusion and misunderstanding exists in the area of biblical hermeneutics. Philosophical hermeneutics and the allegorical method of interpretation have worked havoc in biblical hermeneutics. Christian Hermeneutics: Dispelling The Myths was written because of the research gap that exists in biblical hermeneutics. Christian Hermeneutics: Dispelling The Myths presents the history, the practical skills, and the knowledge of effective biblical interpretation.
Description : Christian Hermeneutics was written to help the reader in their personal Bible study and interpretation. Confusion and misunderstanding exists in the area of Bible hermeneutics. Philosophical hermeneutics and the allegorical method of interpretation have worked havoc in Bible study and interpretation. Christian Hermeneutics helps the reader learn how to study the Bible. The principles of Bible interpretation are included. The section on Understanding the Old Testament provides outlines to assist the Bible interpreter. Understanding the New Testament provides outlines to assist the Bible interpreter. THE AUTHOR Norm Mathers earned his Master of Theology degree at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. He holds a Master of Arts from California State University, Dominquez Hills, California. His Ph.D. was earned at the University of Pretoria in theology. Dr. Mathers is Assistant Professor for Liberty University in the School of Divinity. He is an adjunct professor in Religion and Philosophy program at Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Description : An introduction to the history and scope of interpretation theory in theology. It discusses hermeneutical consciousness in Christian thinking from the time of the Church Fathers up to today.
Description : This short introduction to hermeneutics demonstrates the central role of interpretation in our daily lives. By considering the historic developments in hermeneutic theory as well as its contemporary relevance, Zimmermann explains how humans continue to draw knowledge from the world around them.
Description : Paul Ricoeur is one of the most influential philosophers alive today. This book draws primarily on Ricoeur's hermeneutic insights to address the fundamental question of how reference, truth, and meaning are related in the discourse of theology. The author defends the view that theological truth-claims cannot be sustained without some appeal to the referential, or in Ricoeur's terminology 'refigurative' potential intrinsic to our linguistic practices. What it means for Christians to tell the truth, for their language and life to display and thus elicit trust, cannot be understood apart from an appreciation of the refigurative power of language. By appealing to Aristotle's theory of mimesis (imitation), and muthos (plot), as well as to the ideas of Augustine and Heidegger on time, Dr Fodor analyses the striking possibilities offered by Paul Ricoeur whereby theological discourse might renew its task of speaking truthfully of God, and hence of our relation to God, to one another, and to the world.
Description : Twelve scholars from the biblical, historical, theological, and philosophical disciplines engage in a conversation on the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life. The essays are held together by an enduring focus and concern to explore the relationship between the work of the Holy Spirit and Christian formation, discipleship, personal and social transformation. The book points toward the integration of theory and practice, theology and spirituality, and the mutual interest in fostering dialogue across disciplines and ecclesial traditions.
Description : These fourteen specially commissioned essays provide an exciting new introduction to the content of Christian theology.
Description : In Hermeneutics of Holiness , Naomi Koltun-Fromm examines the ancient nexus of holiness and sexuality and explores its roots in the biblical texts as well as its manifestations throughout ancient and late-ancient Judaism and early Syriac Christianity. In the process, she tells the story of how the biblical notions of "holy person" and "holy community" came to be defined by the sexual and marriage practices of various interpretive communities in late antiquity. Koltun-Fromm seeks to explain why sexuality, especially sexual restraint, became a primary demarcation of sacred community boundaries among Jews and Christians in fourth-century Persian-Mesopotamia. She charts three primary manifestations of holiness: holiness ascribed, holiness achieved, and holiness acquired through ritual purity. Hermeneutics of Holiness traces the development of these three concepts, from their origin in the biblical texts to the Second Temple literature (both Jewish and Christian) to the Syriac Christian and rabbinic literature of the fourth century. In so doing, this book establishes the importance of biblical interpretation for late ancient Jewish and Christian practices, the centrality of holiness as a category for self-definition, and the relationship of fourth-century asceticism to biblical texts and interpretive history.