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The Bible in Human Transformation: Toward a New Paradigm in Bible Study
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The Bible in Human Transformation: Toward a New Paradigm in Bible Study


Fortress Press 2010

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“Historical biblical criticism is bankrupt.” That startling affirmation began The Bible in Human Transformation when it first appeared in 1975. Wink asserts that despite the valuable contributions of the historical-critical method, we have reached the point where this method is incapable of allowing Scripture to evoke personal and social transformation today. More than 30 years later, Wink now looks back in a new preface over the developments in New Testament studies of the last few decades and renews his call for a transforming approach to biblical interpretation.

Whether you’re a pastor or layperson, this volume will enhance and expand your understanding of biblical interpretation. With Passage Guides, Word Studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into God’s Word like never before!

Key Features

  • Asserts that modern methods for studying and teaching Scripture are broken
  • Offers fresh solutions for Bible study


  • The Bankruptcy of the Biblical Critical Paradigm
  • Is Biblical Study Undergoing a Paradigm Shift?
  • Toward a New Paradigm for Biblical Study

Product Details

  • Title: The Bible in Human Transformation: Toward a New Paradigm in Bible Study
  • Author: Walter Wink
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 96

About Walter Wink

Walter Wink (1935–2012) was emeritus professor of biblical interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Previously, he was a parish minister and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1989–1990 he was a peace fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. Walter Wink was author of The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man and Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way, and the editor of Homosexuality and Christian Faith.

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