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Acts Of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, And Culture
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Acts Of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, And Culture

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Eerdmans 2018

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Gathering Interest


This book features essays by biblical scholars and theologians offering broad reflections on key interpretive issues, rich readings of challenging biblical texts, and interaction with the Christian exegetical tradition from Melito of Sardis to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The contributors to this volume are leading figures in the theological interpretation of Scripture. Mindful of the Bible’s role in relation to God’s purposes, people, and world, these essays together offer “acts of interpretation” that aim to advance the faithful and fruitful correlation of Scripture, theology, and culture.

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Key Features

  • Considers the role of biblical interpretation in relation to various theological traditions
  • Examines the characteristics of theological interpretation
  • Discusses the place of the Bible in the today’s culture


Part 1: Interpretive Frameworks

  • A Proposal for Advancing the Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • A Discursive Frame for Reading Scripture
  • The Bible, Evolution, and the Journey of Faith

Part 2: Interpreting in Accord with Doctrine, Canon, and Literary Form

  • Genesis 1:2 and the Doctrine of Creation
  • A Canonical Reading of Ecclesiastes
  • What’s “Catholic” about the “Catholic” Epistles Collection?
  • Mixing Wine with Water: Enjoyment and Expectation through the Style of the Apocalypse

Part 3: Interpreting by Reading in Faithful Company

  • Reading the Exodus Story with Melito and Origen
  • Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans with Aquinas and Calvin
  • Reading the Old Testament with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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About S. A. Cummins

S. A. Cummins is professor of religious studies at TrinityWestern University, Langley, British Columbia.

About Jens Zimmermann

Jens Zimmermann is Canada Research Professor of Interpretation, Religion, and Culture at Trinity Western University and visiting professor of philosophy, literature, and theology at Regent College, Vancouver.

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