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Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics
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Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics


Baker Academic 2007

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Is the Bible just a book of ancient Israelite and Christian history and practices to be read? Or are we engaging in a more interactive practice when we study God's word? Jeannine K. Brown believes that communication is at the heart of what we do when we open the Bible, that we are actively engaging God in a conversation that can be life changing. By learning about how Scripture communicates, modern readers can extract much more meaning out of the text than they could if simply reading the Bible as though it was a list of rules or a collection of stories. In Scripture as Communication, Brown offers professors, students, church leaders, and laity a basic guide to the theory and practice of biblical interpretation, helping them understand our engagement with Scriptures as primarily a communicative act.

In this basic guide to the theory and practice of biblical hermeneutics, Brown proposes a communication model as an effective approach to interpreting the Bible. Drawing upon thinkers such as Kevin Vanhoozer, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Anthony Thiselton, she first explicates and then demonstrates how such a model can enhance our ability to understand Scripture. Brown's fresh, engaging voice comes through in this clearly written guide for professors, students, and church leaders.

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Key Features

  • Offers both theoretical and practical perspectives
  • An excellent resource for students, church leaders, and laity
  • Includes an index to guide your research

Praise for the Print Edition

This is a very well written and engaging book that should prove to be a very helpful aid to both instructors and students specializing in the field of biblical hermeneutics and communication theory.

—Tony Costa, Review of Biblical Literature

Product Details

  • Title: Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Author: Jeannine K. Brown
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 320

About Jeannine K. Brown

Jeannine K. Brown is associate professor of New Testament and associate academic dean at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition