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Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Tania Oldenhage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Over the centuries, New Testament texts have often been read in ways that reflect and encourage anti‐Judaism. Since the Holocaust, Christian scholars have increasingly recognized this inheritance. ... More


Paul Ricoeur's “Biblical Hermeneutics”

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter turns to Paul Ricoeur's contributions to American New Testament parable studies in the 1970s. In his essay “Biblical Hermeneutics,” Ricoeur argues that structuralism can offer new and ... More


Edwards and the Bible

Douglas A. Sweeney

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter emphasizes the importance of the Bible in Edwards’s life, thought, and work. It catalogues the wide range of Edwards’s biblical writings and details Edwards’s theological understanding ... More


Limit‐Experiences of Human Life

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter develops a critical reading of what Oldenhage calls the “limit‐rhetoric” in Ricoeur's 1975 essay “Biblical Hermeneutics.” Oldenhage points out that during the 1970s the notion of limit ... More


The Hermeneutical Bases of Dogmatic Theology

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sorts through the details of Frei's early project on biblical interpretation published as The Identity of Jesus Christ. It argues that an adequate understanding of that project requires ... More


What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics?: Medi(t)ations on and for a Conversation

Tat-siong Benny Liew

in What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831622
eISBN:
9780824869168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831622.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the nature and construction of Asian American theology—what is Asian American about that theology, and what makes this construction theological. In addition to dealing with the ... More


Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

John Gatta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Since colonial times, the sense of encountering an unseen, transcendental Presence within the natural world has been a characteristic motif in American literature and culture. In this book, the ... More


What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament

Tat-siong Benny Liew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831622
eISBN:
9780824869168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This is the first single-authored book on Asian American biblical interpretation. It covers all of the major genres within the New Testament and broadens biblical hermeneutics to cover not only the ... More


River and Ocean

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in A History of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at Scriptures, whose ambiguity is seen both as a difficulty to shake people out of exegetical complacency and as an inspired involution of multiple meanings on the page. These ... More


The Vulnerability of the Word: Bonhoeffer’s Biblical Hermeneutics

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 7 demonstrates the importance of biblical interpretation to Bonhoeffer’s Christian humanism. Beginning with the Barthian inspiration for a theological reading of scripture as the book of the ... More


Introduction: Spinoza and Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic

Jetze Touber

in Spinoza and Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1660-1710

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805007
eISBN:
9780191843112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805007.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The introductory chapter sketches the broad developments in Early Modern philology, essential for appreciating Spinoza’s biblical criticism, set against the background of seventeenth-century Dutch ... More


‘I have Writ, I have Acted, I have Peace’

Christopher Rowland

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Radicalism is at the heart of Christianity’s foundational documents in the New Testament. This chapter is an attempt to embrace the various contributions to the subject contained in this book. First, ... More


Holy Scripture: Hermeneutics and Life

Oliver Davies

in Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685950
eISBN:
9780191765872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685950.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with an analysis of the neurology of language, which emphasizes the materiality of the sign. It makes the case for the view that language is as much material form as it is ... More


Text and Translation

in The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The shared and inseparable gifts of Christianity and civilization were exemplified by the Gospel and the technology of writing in which it was embodied. Resistance to the Gospel and its message could ... More


Conclusion: Sacred Texts, Godly Readers, and Historical Change

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

The concluding chapter emphasizes the vulnerability and the power of biblical texts. The Exodus story was exploited by inventive readers in multiple and often incompatible ways; it also influenced ... More


Hermeneutical Reflections

István Czachesz

in Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198779865
eISBN:
9780191825880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779865.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter offers reflections on the cognitive approach presented in the book from the perspective of biblical hermeneutics. It discusses, in particular, the significance of the cognitive approach ... More


Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Jens Zimmermann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Based on a comprehensive reading of his entire work, in this book Jens Zimmermann presents Bonhoeffer’s theological ethos as a Christian humanism, that is, as an understanding of the gospel rooted in ... More


The Ending of Mark as a Page-Turn Reveal

Elizabeth Rae Coody

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how biblical scholars have much to learn from what comics can reveal about the act of reading texts. Readers of the Christian Testament might find The Action Bible (2010), ... More


Philosophy, Theology, Politics

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

This chapter presents the views of three major scholars from three different disciplines: Thomas Dixon from philosophy and history of science, Wacław Hryniewicz from theology, and Richard Collin, ... More


“A Book for Those Who Were Also Concerned”: The First Epistle to the Romans, 1919

Christiane Tietz

in Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198852469
eISBN:
9780191918858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852469.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The support of prominent theologians for the First World War made Barth understand that their premises were false. How instead could a pastor rightly speak of God? Barth returned anew to the biblical ... More


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