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Dictionaries Biblical Interpretation
Dictionary for Theological Interpreation of the Bible by
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
This major work of reference combines an interest in the academic study of the Bible with a passionate commitment to making this scholarship of use to the church. It provides clarification, analysis and evaluation of the various approaches to biblical interpretation currently in the marketplace, with a view to assessing their theological significance, their value to reading Scripture and for the community of the faithful.
Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation by
Publication Date: 2007-02-23
Compiling the results from contemporary and exciting areas of research into one single important volume, this book stands ahead of its field in providing a comprehensive one-stop Handbook reference of biblical interpretation. Examining a wide range of articles on many of the recognized interpreters including Augustine, Luther and Calvin, up to the modern figures of Martin Hengel and T.W. Manson, Porter expertly combines the study of biblical interpretation with the examination of the theological and philosophical preconceptions that have influenced it, and surveys the history of interpretation from different perspectives. Key perspectives studied include: the historical dimension; addressing how interpretation has developed at various periods of time; from early Jewish exegesis to the historical-critical method the conceptual approach; looks at the various schools of thought that have generated biblical interpretation, and compares and contrasts competing conceptual models of interpretation the personal perspective; addresses the reality of biblical interpretation by individuals who have helped plot the course of theological development With relevant bibliographies and a guide to further reading, this Dictionary will be an extremely important reference held for many years, not only by libraries, but also by students, scholars, clergy and teachers of this fascinating and high-profile subject.