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Author Strahan, Joshua M., author

Title The limits of a text : Luke 23:34a as a case study in theological interpretation / Joshua Marshall Strahan
Published Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 134 pages)
Series Journal of theological interpretation supplements ; 5
Journal of theological interpretation supplements ; 5.
Summary How does one limit a biblical text? Can one limit it? Should one? These questions drive one to examine core assumptions of biblical interpretation, assumptions about the aims and attitudes one brings to the task of reading the Bible. Is the aim of biblical exegesis to uncover what really happened, to discover the author's intentions, to attend to the interpretations of readers--ancient and/or contemporary? Furthermore, should the interpreter approach biblical texts from a position of neutrality, suspicion, and/or faith? Strahan's book aims to offer a (not the) set of answers to these questions by bringing historiographical theory, hermeneutical theory, and theology into conversation, a conversation centered around a case study that deals with limiting the meaning(s) of an enigmatic Gospel text: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34a). Borrowing insight from Augustine's De Doctrina Christiana, this book offers a renewed, ecclesially located strategy for dealing with polysemy in biblical texts, a strategy that holds together many of the strengths offered by contemporary theological interpreters
Notes English with excerpts in Ancient Greek
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Luke, XXIII, 34a -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible -- Hermeneutics.
Bible fast
Lukasevangelium 23,34. gnd
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1575066866