Understanding the Bible: A Basic Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

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Paulist Press, 1997 - Religion - 239 pages
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A popular overview of the ways scripture has been interpreted from biblical times to the present, with an evaluation of ancient and contemporary methods.
 

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this is not book only.it is law of world

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Contents

Introduction
1
Questions
5
The Bible Interprets the Bible
14
The Wealth of the Word The Fathers Interpret the Bible
29
Climbing the Tower The Middle Ages
52
The Path of Independence The Reformation and the Enlightenment
73
The Bible and the Church The Catholic Response
95
From Text to Subject to the Hermeneutics of Understanding
105
Later Twentieth Century Developments Redaction Structuralism Deconstruction Ricoeur
124
Other Hermeneutical Methods SocioCultural Rhetorical Narrative ReaderResponse Advocacy
137
Bernard Lonergan Critical Realist Hermeneutics
152
Community and Canon The Bible in the Church
159
A Study of Dei Verbuin The Constitution on Divine Revelation of Vatican II
181
A Study Guide to The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church Pontifical Biblical Commission April 151993 Questions for Comprehension Reflectio...
211
Notes
217
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About the author (1997)

George T. Montague, SM, is a professor of biblical theology at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX. He is the author of numerous books on scripture. He has served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and as editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He is also a popular speaker internationally.

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