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Author Parris, David P. (David Paul), author.

Title Reading the Bible with giants : how 2000 years of biblical interpretation can shed new light on old texts / David Paul Parris
Edition Second edition
Published Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015


Description 1 online resource (234 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The first historical horizon : the author and the audience -- Words -- The best fish story ever told -- The second historical horizon : a living tradition -- Tradition as a road map of interpretation -- The third historical horizon : reading within a tradition -- Ten reading strategies -- Reception theory : teaching and preaching -- Appendix: Critically evaluating Internet sources
Summary Many readers of the Bible believe that interpreting the Scriptures well simply involves a two-way dialogue between themselves and the text. Implied in this view is the idea that we can simply jump over two thousand years of biblical interpretation. However, if we believe that God has been speaking through the Bible to devout believers throughout history it would sem that we should find a way to identify the insights they perceived in the text so that we can learn to read these sacred texts with them. Drawing on resources from 'Reception Theory', the goal of this book is to enable the contemporary reader to interpret the Bible in dialogue with those who have gone before us
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History.
Bible -- Hermeneutics.
Bible -- Reading.
Bible. fast (OCoLC)fst01356024
Subject Hermeneutics.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781625647283