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Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

Jeannine K. Brown

| Baker Academic | 2007

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Jeannine 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. 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.

Author Bio

Dr. Jeannine Brown has taught at Bethel Seminary for nearly two decades in the areas of New Testament, hermeneutics, and integration. Her books include Scripture as CommunicationBecoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation,and the forthcoming volume on Matthew in the Teach the Text Commentary seriesShe’s written various articles that have been published in Journal of Biblical LiteratureNew Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal of Psychology and Theology, and Journal of Psychology and Christianity. She’s also associate editor of the second edition of the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.