This book constructively explores the question: What effects should an interest in theology produce in the reading of Scripture? Since the onset of historical consciousness in biblical studies over two centuries ago, the work of biblical exegetes and systematic theologians have largely followed two paths. In this book, nine prominent scholars work to bridge the longstanding gap between biblical studies and theology by concentrating on the nature of a biblical hermeneutics approach to doing theology. The range of concerns presented by these scholars seeks to reintegrate biblical exegesis with contemporary theology in the service of the church.
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Between Two Horizons is a thoughtful presentation of the major issues that have separated exegesis and theology in the past, and it provides a blueprint for the construction of a bridge between the two disciplines.
For pastors looking for a wide-ranging discussion on the intermingling of contemporary thought between biblical studies and theology, this book would be a good place to begin.
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Joel B. Green is professor of New Testament interpretation, associate dean for the Center of Advanced Theological Studies, and dean of the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He is the editor of the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 2nd ed. and the Journal of Theological Interpretation, and coauthor of The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts.
Max Turner is professor of New Testament studies at the London School of Theology.