Figuration in Biblical Interpretation
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Reading the Old Testament as Christian Scripture remains one of the central challenges of ecclesially located and ecclesially minded biblical interpretation. Though the hegemony of historical criticism has aggravated the problem, this stimulating collection of essays demonstrates its prominence across the history of interpretation. Emphasizing especially the potential of figural readings both of Scripture and, indeed, within the pages of Scripture itself, Go Figure! presses the conversation forward through fresh reflections of a hermeneutical sort and through penetrating exegesis.
--Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary
"This collection provides vigorous testimony to the diversity of interpretive possibilities in our time. Long-standing but often long-abandoned ways of reading Scripture are illustrated in accessible ways. The critical approach is not rejected, but it is broadened, and literal interpretation is seen to be much more than the surface reading to which we are accustomed. The essays found here do not provide a single methodology. On the contrary, readers will find themselves confronted with a variety of rich hearings of the Word."
--Patrick D. Miller, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary