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The Protestant Reformers and Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Contrary to traditional belief, Protestant tradition offers precedent for the contextual readings of Scripture that liberationists encourage. In re‐interpreting the Bible, the Reformers read the ... More


A Constructed Happiness: A Response from Practical Theology

Thomas G. Long

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter highlights the eschatological dimension of biblical happiness, but notes that this dimension must be kept in constant balance with present concerns. This tensive balance means that ... More


Power and the Prophetic Utterance

David A. Lambert

in How Repentance Became Biblical: Judaism, Christianity, and the Interpretation of Scripture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190212247
eISBN:
9780190212261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212247.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The penitential interpretation of the Hebrew Bible also proceeds from the notion of Scripture as pedagogical. Prophets are seen as being preachers of repentance, and prophetic literature, despite its ... More


“Like the Holy Church, Unsullied by Intercourse”: Ambrose, Virgins, and the Song

Karl Shuve

in The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198766445
eISBN:
9780191821325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766445.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Ambrose of Milan breaks with the earlier Latin tradition of Song interpretation in his On Virginity, by identifying the Song’s bride with the consecrated female virgin. It is shown how Ambrose’s ... More


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