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 : What lies behind the peculiar and distinctive discourse of theology? This treatise addresses the fundamental question of how truth, meaning and reference are related in theological language and writing. It applies the innovative ideas of philosopher Paul Ricoeur to the problem.
Description : Do you ever wonder if your Bible Study interpretation is accurate? Principles of interpretation and detailed study methods are both included in this one volume. Christian Hermeneutics: Bible Study Interpretation and Methods was designed to aid you in your study of the Scriptures. You will be able to understand the difference between the various methods of interpretation. Bible study methods are also included. Norman W. Mathers, Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A. California State University Dominguez Hills, Ph.D. University of Pretoria. Dr. Mathers teaches Theology for Liberty University online, Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Mathers is the author of Mathers Systematic Theology.
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 : 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.
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 : The question of interpretation is as old as language itself. In today's postmodern context, however, the task of hermeneutics has become frustratingly complex. This timely collection of essays by ten leading scholars explores the diversity of contemporary Christian hermeneutical theory and practice. The format of the book consists of a major essay and a response in each of four disciplines - philosophy, English, sociology, and theology - leading to differences in definition and practice, but with the common framework of a Christian perspective. In their insightful handling of the most challenging contemporary issues and literature on interpretive theory, the authors seek to negotiate the narrow straits between absolute certainty and interpretive license. And as they chart the turbulent waters of the postmodern world, they serve as savvy guides to assist us in our difficult passage to the truth.