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Reading the Bible Theologically


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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108497480

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  • Theological interpretation of the Bible is one of the most significant debates within theology today. Yet what exactly is theological reading? Darren Sarisky proposes that it requires identification of the reader via a theological anthropology; an understanding of the text as a collection of signs; and reading the text with a view toward engaging with what it says of transcendence. Accounts of theological reading do not often give explicit focus to the place of the reader, but this work seeks to redress this neglect. Sarisky examines Augustine's approach to the Bible and how his theological insights into the reader and the text generate an aim for interpretation, which is fulfilled by fitting reading strategies. He also engages with Spinoza, showing that theological exegesis contrasts not with approaches that take history seriously, but with naturalistic approaches to reading.

    • Presents the first monograph on the nature of theological reading of the Bible framed against the background of the current debate over theological exegesis
    • Demonstrates how different understandings of the nature of theology generate distinctive approaches to reading the Bible
    • Explores the potential for fruitful dialogue with various other modes of biblical interpretation
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108497480
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 145 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The reader, redemption, and signs
    2. Between scientia and the Trinity
    3. In contradistinction to naturalism
    4. Faith and the ecclesial community
    5. The Bible and theological semiotics
    6. Exegetical ends and means.

  • Author

    Darren Sarisky, University of Oxford
    Darren Sarisky is currently Departmental Lecturer in Modern Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. His publications on scriptural interpretation include Theology, History, and Biblical Interpretation: Modern Readings (2015) and Scriptural Interpretation: A Theological Exploration, Challenges in Contemporary Theology (2013).

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