Privilege the Text! A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching

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Though the preacher's task is haunted by the gap between biblical text and context and contemporary audience, Abraham Kuruvilla (Ph.D, University of Aberdeen) proposes a theological hermeneutic for preaching which values genre, theological, and exegetical considerations while giving authority to sermonic application. This innovative hermeneutic argues that the Scriptural pericope projects an ideal world in front of the text-rather than behind the text-allowing the present world to be reoriented by the sermon. Coupled with the theology of the pericope, he argues for a Christo-iconic interpretive model as a better model than the dominant Christotelic interpretation. Profuse with examples from bothTestaments and many genres, he demonstrates how this hermeneutic intersects with and drives the homiletic endeavor.
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List price: $35.99
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Abraham Kuruvilla is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary, TX, USA.

Systematization and Atomization
Theological Hermeneutic(s)
Pr�cis of Chapters
General and Special Hermeneutics
Preview: General and Special Hermeneutics
General Hermeneutics
Textuality and Its Consequences
Text and Author
Text and Hearer
Text and Referent
The World in Front of the Text
Futurity and Meaning of Texts
Pragmatics: What Authors Do with What They Say
The Classic and Its Characteristics
Excursus: On Significance
Section Summary: General Hermeneutics
Special Hermeneutics
Role of Rules
Rules of Reading
Rule of Exclusivity
Rule of Singularity
Rule of Finality
Rule of Applicability
Rule of Ecclesiality
Rule of Centrality
Section Summary: Special Hermeneutics
Summary: General and Special Hermeneutics
Pericopes, Theology, and Application
Preview: Pericopes, Theology, and Application
Liturgical Use of Pericopes
Theological Function of Pericopes
Covenant Renewal in Nehemiah 7:73b-8:12
Pericopes as Literary Instruments of Covenant Renewal
Section Summary: Pericopes
Theology of Pericopes
Authors Are Doing Something
Authors' Freedom and Their Agendas
Categories of Interpretive Approaches
Pericopes and Their Projected Worlds
Pericopal Theology
Pericopal Theology Defined
Pericopal Theology Distinguished
Summary: Pericopal Theology
Text to Theology-a Case Study: 2 Samuel 11-12
The Send Motif
The Hittite Model
The Ophthalmic Malady
The Punishment Merited
Principlization, Generalization, and Levels of Theology
Problems of Principlization
Necessity of Generalization
Level of Theology
Section Summary: Theology of Pericopes
Two-Step Preaching
The Second Step: Pericopal Theology to Application
Exemplification in Legal Hermeneutics
Exemplification in Theological Hermeneutics
Exemplification for 2 Samuel 11-12
Section Summary: Application
Summary: Pericopes, Theology, and Application
Divine Demand and Faithful Obedience
Preview: Divine Demand and Faithful Obedience
Divine Demand
Approaches to the Law
Traditional: Lutheran Approach
Traditional: Reformed Approach
Traditional: Dispensational Approach
New Perspective on Paul
Law Continues to Operate
Romans 9:30-32a
Romans 10:4
Romans 10:5-8
2 Corinthians 3:6, 11
Galatians 3:10, 25; 5:18
Summary: Law Continues to Operate
Law Functions Theologically
Contextual Shift of or Law
Law as Imitatio Dei
Law as a System of Ethics, than a Code of Rules
Rationale of Law
Summary: Law Functions Theologically
Relationship Precedes Responsibility
Section Summary: Divine Demand
Faithful Obedience
Hupakoe Pisteos
Romans 1:5/15:18 and Romans 1:8/16:19
"Faith-full" Obedience and the Law of Christ
Section Summary: Faithful Obedience
Excursus: What Christ Hath Wrought
Summary: Divine Demand and Faithful Obedience
The Aqedah and Christiconic Interpretation
Preview: The Aqedah and Christiconic Interpretation
The Aqedah (Genesis 22)
Traditional Views
God's Joke?
Satanic Influence in the Test?
Isaac-Ignorant Victim or Willing Partner?
Typology of the Passover?
Typology of the Atonement?
Genesis 22 and the Authors Doings
A Necessary Test of Faith
Abrahams Fear of God
Abrahams Love for Isaac
Isaac's Disappearance
Consequences of Abraham's Success
Christiconic Interpretation
Christocentric Interpretation
Christ in Every Pericope?
Exemplars Galore
Consistent Moral Instruction
Historical Evidence
Apostolic Hermeneutics
Do Biblical Passages Support Christocentric Preaching?
Luke 24:13-27, 44-48
1 Corinthians 1:22-23; 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:5
Divine Demand and Human Obedience
Value of Obedience
Incentives Now
Rewards Later
Summary: Divine Demand and Human Obedience
Christiconic Interpretation
Jesus Christ and Divine Demand
Corinthians 15:49
Corinthians 3:18
Preaching and the Image of Christ
Imitation and Image
Summary: The Aqedah and Christiconic Interpretation
Summary of Chapters
A Historical Afterword
Antiquity (100-500 C.E.)
Middle Ages (500-1500 C.E.)
Reformation Era (1500-2000 C.E.)
Contemporary Age (2000-current)
Bibliography of Modern Writings
Index of Subjects
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Modern Sources
Index of Scripture
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