Interpreting the Bible Approaching the Text in Preparation for Preaching

ISBN-10: 0800663543

ISBN-13: 9780800663544

Edition: 2009

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This volume provides preaching students and clergy with introductory knowledge of current approaches and methods in bliblcal studies, familiarity with the questions and aims that pertain to them, and facility with various methods of biblical exegesis. Approaches to biblical interpretation are then examined in light of the questions and concerns that arise specifically in the context of preaching.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 7/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Mary F. Foskett is Assistant Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University.

Editor's Foreword
Introduction Before the Sermon: Interpreting the Biblical Text
What Is Exegesis?
The Three Worlds of the Bible
Ethics and the Three Worlds of the Bible
Biblical Interpretation for Preaching
Bringing the Text into view
Beginning a Close Reading of the Text
Shifting to a Wide-Angle Lens
Case Study: Luke 7:36-50
Who's Reading and Whose Reading?
The Reading Community
The Congregational Community
Religious Experience, Biblical Authority, and the Congregation
Case Study: Luke 7:36-50
The Living Word
Engaging the Text in Historical Context
The Challenge of Historical Distance
History and the Ethics of Biblical Interpretation
Reading in a Stream of History
Examining the Historical and Social Contexts of the Bible
Exploring the Historical World of the Text
Case Study: Luke 7:36-50
When Worlds Collide: Reading against the Grain of the Text
Contextual Criticism
Feminist Criticism
Postcolonial Interpretation
Reading with Resistance
Case Study: Luke 7:36-50
Conclusion Discerning the Transforming Word
Toward Interpretation
Discerning the Word
Case Study: Luke 7:36-50
Appendix A Close Reading of Matthew 4:1-11
For Further Reading
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