Engaging Scripture
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ISBN 10: 1-60608-112-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-60608-112-9
Pages: 228
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 10/14/2008
Street Date: 10/14/2008
Division: Wipf and Stock
Category: Biblical studies
Engaging Scripture
A Model for Theological Interpretation
By Stephen E. Fowl

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Book Description
Engaging Scripture proposes that Christians must read Scripture theologically, redressing the recent domination of professional scholarship in this area by historical-criticism. Drawing on the best interpretive traditions of the past, Fowl develops, argues for and displays a new model for the theological interpretation of Scripture. This interpretive framework should enable Christians, and particularly Christian theologians, to interpret Scripture in a way that helps them to live and worship faithfully.

Theological and theoretical questions are illustrated by reference to particular Christian convictions, practices, and concerns in the United States and Britain, and by engaging scriptural passages. These serve as examples of the sort of interpretation Fowl is advocating. In summary, the book looks toward bridging the chasm that arose between biblical studies and theological study following the rise of modernity.
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