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Canon and Biblical Interpretation

Drawing on a broad array of contributors, volume seven of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series assesses the current state of canonical interpretation and uses that as a starting point for exploring ingredients in theological interpretation of the Bible today
eBook, English, 2010
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 2010
1 online resource (407 pages)
9780310865834, 0310865832
Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction: Canon, Community and Theological Construction; The Controversial Status of a 'Canonical' Approach; Towards a Clarification of what Canonical Approaches Involve; Canon and Interpretation in the Essays (mainly in Part 1) of this Volume; The Canonical Context of Specific Texts or Books: The Essays of Part 2; A Concluding Comment: Polyphonic Voices, Canon and Theological Construction; Part 1 The Concept of Canon, its Formation and the Hermeneutical Implication. 1. The Canon in Recent Biblical Studies: Reflections on an EraIntroduction; A New Interpretation of Canon Within the English-speaking World; Characteristics of the New Approach to Canon; The German Debate Over Canon; Details of the Debate; Retrospective Reflections on the Canon Debate; 2. The Canonical Approach and Theological Interpretation; Introduction; Canonical Approach: Features and Challenges; Canon as Witness; Conclusions; 3. The Apostolic Gospels in the Early Church: The Concept of Canon and the Formation of the Four-Gospel Canon; Preliminaries; Conclusions. 4. The Gospels Within the New Testament CanonIntroduction; The Gospel Corpus as a Whole; The Gospels and Representative Themes; 5. Canonicity, Apostolicity, and Biblical Authority: Some Kierkegaardian Reflections; Apostolicity and the Authority of the New Testament; Canonicity and Pseudonymity; Some Skeptical Reflections about Historical Skepticism; A Final Word About Epistemic Perspectives; 6. Reclaiming Inspiration for the Bible; Canon as a Historical Process; The Evangelical Tradition and Inspiration; From Inspired Author to Inspired Text; Inspiration, Accommodation and Incarnation. From Propositions to Narrative ArtConclusion; 7. Canon, Cult and Covenant: The Promise of Liturgical Hermeneutics; The Liturgical Content and Context of Scripture; Reading Scripture Liturgically: The Old Covenant Witness; Reading Scripture Liturgically: The New Covenant Witness; Towards a Liturgical Hermeneutic; 8. Towards Transformational Reading of Scripture; The Gospel of John and Life in the Community of l'Arche (Jean Vanier); Methodological Reflection on Jean on John (Frances Young); Part 2 Reading the Old Testament Canonically; Torah; 9. Old Testament Laws and Canonical Intentionality. Diversity in Pentateuchal LawsCritical Responses; Canonical Dimensions; Canonical Intentionality; The Laws in the Canon; The Laws in Themselves; 10. Response to Gordon McConville; Prophets; 11. The Prophets, the Canon and a Canonical Approach: No Empty Word; The Prophets and the Canons of Judaism and Christianity; The Prophetic Message: A Canonical Message-No Empty Word; The Relationship Between the Torah and the Prophets: Continuity and Overflow; The Prophets and the New Testament: Continuity and Rupture; The Impact of a Canonical Approach in Studying the Prophets: No Empty Word; Writings
12. Towards a Canonical Reading of the Psalms