Engaging the Word The New Testament and the Christian Believer

ISBN-10: 0664231144

ISBN-13: 9780664231149

Edition: 2010

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Most Christians are unaware of the doctrinal debates taking place within the religious academic community. When they are aware of these discussions, they may consider them irrelevant or even harmful to Christian practice. Clark-Soles invites seminarians, seminary faculty, and church leaders to find common ground by considering the various debates, the reasons they persist, the implications of each, and how they pertain to Christian identity and faith within the larger contemporary culture.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Packaging the Word of God in America Today
Hyperspecific Features
Translations
The Bible Plus: Study Notes, Life Application, and Other Supplementary Materials
Individual Expert Interpreters
Groups of "Expert" Interpreters
Modernist Interpretive Strategies
Canon and Scriptural Authority
Conclusion
Different Ways of Reading: Promises and Pitfalls
Premodern Approaches
Promises and Pitfalls of Premodern Interpretation
Modernist Approaches
Promises and Pitfalls of Modernist Approaches
Postmodern Approaches
Emergent Churches as a Postmodern Case Study
Promises and Pitfalls of Postmodern Approaches
Study Questions
Four Gospels: Problem or Gift?
To Harmonize or Not to Harmonize?
To Harmonize
The Facts about Mary Magdalene (According to the Bible)
Mary Magdalene in Matthew
Mary Magdalene in Mark
Mary Magdalene in Luke
Mary Magdalene in John
Mary Magdalene: An Anointing Prostitute? NOT!
The Anointings
Anointing in Matthew
Anointing in Mark
Anointing in Luke
Anointing in John
The Named Marys
Marys in Matthew
Marys in Mark
Marys in Luke
Marys in John
Seven Last Words from the Cross
Not to Harmonize
Questions of Genre
Story?
History?
An Exercise: Big Fish
Both/And/And/And: Four Senses of Scripture
The Synoptic Problem
Jesus' Baptism
Jesus' Rejection in His Own Hometown
Jesus' Stilling of the Storm
Jesus' Walking on the Water
Proposed Solutions to the Synoptic Problem
Two-Source Hypothesis
Griesbach Hypothesis (or the Two-Gospel Hypothesis)
The Farrer Hypothesis
Form Criticism and Redaction Criticism
Summary
John, the Maverick Gospel?
Important Issues Raised
I Love to TELL (Not Write) the Story, For Some Have Never Heard (Not Read)
Q Questions and Critiques
Dear John
Study Questions
Authorship Issues: The Pauline Trajectory
What Did Paul Write?
Eschatology
Jewish-Christian Relations in Paul
Gender Issues
Church Offices
Questions Raised Thus Far
Why Might Someone Write in Paul's Name? Isn't That Dishonest?
If Paul Didn't Write These Texts, Who Did?
Is It Important to Ponder Whether Paul Wrote Them or Not?
If Paul Didn't Write Them, Do They Count as Less Authoritative than Paul's Own Writings?
Formation of the Christian Canon
From Talk to Text
Use
Apostolicity
"Rule of Faith" (Regula Fidei)
Canon and Scriptural Authority
When We Say that the Bible Is Authoritative, What Do We Mean?
What about Other Books of the Bible?
Study Questions
The Historical Jesus Debate
The First Quest
Jesus: Apocalyptic or Not?
The New Quest
The Third Quest
The Jesus Seminar
Academic Considerations
Theological Considerations
E. P. Sanders
John Dominic Crossan
John P. Meier
Gerd Theissen
Marcus Borg
Summary
Puzzlements
Where Are the Missing Voices?
Where Is the Gospel of John?
Recurring Issues
Questions, Hackles, and Warnings Raised by the Quests
Does the Historical Jesus Really Matter for Christian Faith?
"Buddy Jesus": The Domestication of the Savior of the World
Resist the Tabloids: Choose the Narrow Gate and/or Ask Scholars to Widen It
Does W(hat) W(ould) J(esus) D(o) Matter?
Continuity/Discontinuity
Jesus' Self-Understanding
Capacious Dialogue
History and Theology
Christology
Eschatology
Study Questions
The Politics of Biblical Interpretation
Feminist Biblical Interpretation: A Tale of Two Eliz(s)abeths
Queer Commentary
Race and Ethnicity
Postcolonialism
Disability Theory and Biblical Interpretation
Summary
An Exercise in Ideology Criticism
The Residence of Meaning(s): Authors, Texts, Readers
Authors?
Texts?
Readers and Reading Communities?
You, the Reader(s)
Hermeneutical Self-Inventory
A Canon within a Canon?
Sample Exercise: Matthew 15:21-28
Power and Accountability in Biblical Interpretation
Scripture Index
Subject Index
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