Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

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Baker Academic, Mar 1, 2007 - Religion - 320 pages
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Is the Bible just a book of ancient Israelite and Christian history and practices to be read? Or are we engaging in a more interactive practice when we study God's word? Jeannine K. Brown believes that communication is at the heart of what we do when we open the Bible, that we are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. By learning about how Scripture communicates, modern readers can extract much more meaning out of the text than they could if simply reading the Bible as though it was a list of rules or a collection of stories. In Scripture as Communication, Brown offers professors, students, church leaders, and laity a basic guide to the theory and practice of biblical interpretation, helping them understand our engagement with Scriptures as primarily a communicative act.
 

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Brown's exploration of the task of hermeneutics is philosophically rich and practically beneficial. Those looking for a balanced understanding of the respective communicative roles of author, text ... Read full review

Contents

Part
9
Historical Movements
57
Some Affirmations about Meaning from a Communication
79
Practical Guidance for Interpreting Scripture
137
The Language of the Bible
166
The Social world of the Bible
189
Literary Context Intertextuality and Canon
212
Conceptualizing Contextualization
232
Understanding Scripture
252
exegesis Guidelines
275
Historical Criticism
281
How to Go about Topical Studies
289
Subject Index
304
Scripture Index
313
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Jeannine K. Brown (PhD, Luther Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament and associate academic dean at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of The Disciples in Narrative Perspective: The Portrayal and Function of the Matthean Disciples and contributed to The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary.

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