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Captive to the Word of God: Engaging the Scriptures for Contemporary Theological Reflection
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Captive to the Word of God: Engaging the Scriptures for Contemporary Theological Reflection

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Eerdmans 2010

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Overview

In Captive to the Word of God, eminent theologian Miroslav Volf invites readers to dip with him into the deep well of Scripture—to look over his shoulder as he engages actively with the Bible, which, as he notes, is at once a sacred text, a witness to Jesus Christ, and the site of God’s self-revelation for the sake of humanity’s salvation. After a probing explanation of how and why he uses Scripture to shape theological thought, Volf applies his interpretive principles to 1 Peter, the Gospel of John, 1 John, and Ecclesiastes. Volf’s explorations—far from esoteric reflections emanating out of a theological bubble—get at the heart of some of the most real and perplexing religious quandaries of our time: pluralism, materialism, Muslim-Christian relations, how Christians ought to relate to their surrounding culture, and what it really means to say that “God is love.” Together, these chapters inspire a vision of life that is informed by Scripture and lived lovingly and joyfully before God and with others.

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Key Features

  • Explores how and why Volf uses Scripture to shape theological thought
  • Discusses some of the most real and perplexing religious quandaries of our time
  • Applies interpretive principles to 1 Peter, the Gospel of John, 1 John and Ecclesiastes

Contents

  • Reading the Bible Theologically
  • Theology for a Way of Life
  • Soft Difference: Church and Culture in 1 Peter
  • Peculiar Politics: John’s Gospel, Dualism, and Contemporary Pluralism
  • God is Love: Biblical Reflections on a Fundamental Christian Claim in Conversation with Islam
  • Hunger for Infinity: Christian Faith and the Dynamics of Economic Progress

Praise for the Print Edition

Miroslav Volf is one of the most exciting and well-respected theological voices on the American scene today. In the long run, however, the only work that lasts is by those theologians whose reflections arise from a deep attentiveness to and engagement with Holy Scripture. This volume shows that Volf is in that worthy company. Captive to the Word of God will enrich and nourish readers for many years to come.

Timothy Larsen, professor of theology, Wheaton College

Full of insight and wisdom for those who wrestle with the challenges of living out Christian faith with the Bible in one hand and today’s newspaper in the other.

John R. Franke, associate professor of theology, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Volf has written a book of wisdom and clarity that connects the Bible, theology, and the meaning of Jesus Christ in a world hungry for love and truth. A book of sound biblical theology in dialogue with the culture of pluralism, this is a superb read!

Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

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About Miroslav Volf

Miroslav Volf is director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. His other books include After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good, and Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation.