Biblical Interpretation: The Meanings of Scripture--past and Present

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John M. Court
A&C Black, 2003 - Religion - 334 pages
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This is a valuable resource book for historical studies on biblical interpretation, comprising a variety of detailed essays, including documented examples of important stages in the history of biblical exegesis. It also contains a general introduction to the history of reading the Bible. Falling into three parts, from the New Testament to the Reformation, from the Reformation to the modern period, and readings of the Bible today and in the future, the book is designed to challenge some present-day assumptions of the uniformity of approaches to the Bible and of modes of exegesis. It illustrates that basic continuities do exist, and informs the student and non-specialist of the long tradition of reading the Bible to which we are heirs, with the aim of making us more competent interpreters ourselves.
  

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Contents

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
41
SAINT BONAVENTURE
71
THE WHOLE BIBLE IN ENGLISH
88
PRIEST PASTOR POET
103
CHRISTIANITY NOT MYSTERIOUS
125
DIVINE RIGHT THEORY AND ITS CRITICS
156
THE BIBLE IN THE LIFE AND WRITING OF JAMES HOGG
185
THE RISE OF PREMILLENNIAL DISPENSATIONALISM
202
BIBLICAL STRUCTURALISM AND THE COMPUTER
250
RAINBOW HERMENEUTICS AND ST PAULS LETTER
268
HEALING AND PROPHECY
284
PRAGMATISM POSTMODERNISM AND THE BIBLE AS
310
Index of References
326
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John M. Court is Honourary Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent, Canterbury, England.

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