Scripture as Communication Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

ISBN-10: 0801027888
ISBN-13: 9780801027888
Edition: 2007
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Description: Is the Bible just a book of ancient Israelite and Christian history and practices to be read? Or are we engaging in a more interactive practice when we study God's word? Jeannine K. Brown believes that communication is at the heart of what we do  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Is the Bible just a book of ancient Israelite and Christian history and practices to be read? Or are we engaging in a more interactive practice when we study God's word? Jeannine K. Brown believes that communication is at the heart of what we do when we open the Bible, that we are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. By learning about how Scripture communicates, modern readers can extract much more meaning out of the text than they could if simply reading the Bible as though it was a list of rules or a collection of stories. In Scripture as Communication, Brown offers professors, students, church leaders, and laity a basic guide to the theory and practice of biblical interpretation, helping them understand our engagement with Scriptures as primarily a communicative act.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Scripture as Communicative Act
Theoretical Perspectives on Scripture as Communication
Terminology and Context for Hermeneutics
A Communication Model of Hermeneutics
Authors, Texts, Readers: Historical Movements and Reactions
Some Affirmations about Meaning from a Communication Model
Developing Textual Meaning: Implications, Effects, and Other Ways of Going "Beyond"
An Invitation to Active Engagement: The Reader and the Bible
Practical Guidance for Interpreting Scripture as Communication
Genre and Communication
The Language of the Bible
The Social World of the Bible
Literary Context, Intertextuality, and Canon
Conceptualizing Contextualization
Contextualization: Understanding Scripture Incarnationally
Exegesis Guidelines
Historical Criticism
Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry
Epistles: Following an Author's Flow of Thought
How to Go about Topical Studies
Bibliography
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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