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Revelatory Text Interpreting the New Testament As Sacred Scripture

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ISBN-10: 0814659438

ISBN-13: 9780814659434

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Sandra M. Schneiders

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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
The New Testament as Sacred Scripture
The Problem and Project of New Testament Interpretation
Introduction to the Project
The Objectives of New Testament Interpretation
The Meaning of Meaning
Hermeneutics as Inquiry into Interpretation
The New Testament as Word of God
The Linguistic Expression "Word of God": A Metaphor
The Referent of "Word of God": Symbolic Revelation
The Bible as Word of God: Sacrament
Theological Reflection on Scripture as Word of God: The Sacred Character of the Bible
Revelation
Inspiration
Infallibility and Inerrancy
Authority and Normativity
The Role of Faith in Biblical Interpretation
The New Testament as the Church's Book
The Meaning of the Claim
The Meaning of Tradition and Its Relation to the New Testament
Tradition and the Historical Consciousness of the Church
Tradition as Foundation, Content, and Mode of the Church's Effective Historical Consciousness
Foundation
Content
Mode
The Role of Tradition in the Interpretation of the New Testament
The Hermeneutical Dialectic Between Scripture and Tradition
Canon as a Paradigmatic Instance of the Dialectical Relationship Between Scripture and Tradition
Faith, Tradition, and the Interpretation of Scripture
Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture
The World Behind the Text: History, Imagination, and the Revelatory Text
Reformulating the Question of the "Historical Jesus"
The Text and Its Subject Matter
The Paschal Imagination as Agent and Object of the Revelatory Text
The Relation Among the Three Levels: Actual, Historical, and Proclaimed
Implications for Interpretation of the Relation of the Text to Its Subject Matter: The Problem of Methodology
The Terminology
Various Methodological Approaches to the Text
Historical Approaches
Literary Approaches
Psychological and Sociological Approaches
Ideology Criticism Approaches
Theological, Religious, and Spirituality Approaches
Exegesis, Criticism, and Hermeneutics
Exegesis
Criticism
Hermeneutics
Conclusion
The World of the Text: Witness, Language, and the Revelatory Text
Introduction
The Text as Witness
When Is Recourse to a Witness Necessary?
Who Can Testify?
What Is Testimony?
How Does Testifying Occur?
The Text as Language
General Characteristics of Language
The Text as Written Discourse
The Analogy of Written Discourse with Dialogue
Inscription and Distanciation
Ideal Meaning Versus Authorial Intention
The Text as Art Object and as Work of Art
The Text as Classic
Methodology and the Revelatory Text
The World Before the Text: Meaning, Appropriation, and the Revelatory Text
Interpretation
Interpretation as Process: The Dialectic of Explanation and Understanding
Interpretation as Product: Meaning
Criteria of Valid Interpretation
The World Before the Text
Appropriation: Transformative Understanding of the Subject Matter of the Text
From the First Naivete to the Second Naivete
Understanding of Meaning as Appropriation
Aesthetic Surrender
Critical Existential Interpretation
A Case Study: A Feminist Interpretation of John 4: 1-42
Introduction
The Approach: Feminist Critical Hermeneutics
Starting Point of Feminist Criticism
Feminist Criticism as Liberationist Criticism
Suspicion and Retrieval
Feminist Critical Strategy
Translation
Focusing on Texts with Liberating Potential
Raising Women to Visibility
Revealing the Text's "Secrets"
Rescuing the Text from Misinterpretation
Historical and Literary Presuppositions
Historical Presuppositions
Literary Presuppositions
Theological Focus of the Story: Mission
The Identity and Role of the Samaritan Woman: Christian Disciple-Apostle
Results of Feminist Interpretation
Hermeneutical Appropriation
Scripture Index
Index