These Are Written

Toward a Cruciform Theology of Scripture

By Peter Nafzger

Foreword by Joel P. Okamoto

These Are Written

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  • Pages: 186
  • Publication Date: 5/31/2013
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These Are Written

Toward a Cruciform Theology of Scripture

By Peter Nafzger

Foreword by Joel P. Okamoto

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  • ISBN: 9781610978392
  • Pages: 186
  • Publication Date: 5/31/2013
  • Retail Price: $23.00
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About-

Today there is an increasing awareness and availability of the sacred writings of the world's religions. This raises important questions about the Christian Scriptures. What is distinctive about these writings? What role do they play in the Christian story? What makes these particular texts "holy"? The modern "battle for the Bible," with its narrow focus on proving (or disproving) biblical inerrancy, has made it difficult to provide sufficient answers.

This work of constructive theology rethinks the concepts, categories, and assumptions that have dominated the modern approach to the Bible by returning to the biblical narrative and its focus on the cross. It identifies the Scriptures as the written form of the living and active Word of God, which was spoken by the prophets and apostles and became human in the person of Jesus Christ. This conception of the Bible provides Christians in this postmodern world with a solid ground from which to address pressing questions about canon, authority, and interpretation of their Scriptures.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Postmodern discussion of authority in Western culture has impacted ongoing Christian conversation regarding authority in the church, above all biblical authority. Nafzger, abreast of the several-sided contributions from recent linguistic theorists to our understanding of language and speech, brings insights from the Lutheran tradition into the debates inaugurated in part by Karl Barth. He points the way to fruitful use of Scripture, centered in the transforming gospel of Christ, as the bearer of God's active, re-creative Word in oral, written, and sacramental forms."
--Robert Kolb, Professor of Systematic Theology (emeritus), Concordia Seminary

"Trying to give a new impetus on thinking about the Bible, Peter Nafzger makes use of Karl Barth's theology of the Word in order to overcome those false dichotomies of conservative and modern approaches to Scripture. He sees Scripture in the framework of divine economy, and thus, as one form of the Word. Nafzger makes the reader perceive the Trinitarian and soteriological narrative, which he identifies as the basis of a cruciform theology of the Word of God. This (re-)discovery imparts an unmistakably Lutheran overtone to this sound and inspiring contribution to a necessary debate."
--Werner Klan, Professor and Chair of Systematic Theology, Lutherische Theologische Hochschule,Oberursel, Germany

Contributors-

Peter Nafzger
Joel P. Okamoto

Bio(s)-

Peter H. Nafzger is the pastor of New Life Church-Lutheran in Hugo, Minnesota. He is also an adjunct professor at Concordia University in St. Paul and a guest lecturer at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.

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