Scriptural Interpretation: A Theological Exploration (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

Scriptural Interpretation: A Theological Exploration (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

By: Darren Sarisky (author)Hardback

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In Scriptural Interpretation, Sarisky brilliantly draws together Patristic Theology and a theological interpretation of Scripture in the modern day, to examine Scripture s central place in the life of the Church and ordinary believers. * Examines the importance of scriptural interpretation in the life of Christians and of the church * Draws together two lively discussions: a study of the theology of the Cappadocian fathers, and a discussion of theological interpretation of Scripture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries * Covers an impressive historical range, from Basil of Caesarea right up to the work of the major contemporary thinkers, Stanley Hauerwas and Rowan Williams * Offers a sophisticated understanding of many Patristic thinkers an area of huge current interest in the field and challenges accepted readings of the theology of Basil of Caesarea

About Author

Darren Sarisky is a Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. He previously served as a Teaching Associate in Doctrine at the University of Cambridge Divinity Faculty. Dr Sarisky s primary area of research is the nature and interpretation of Christian Scripture.


Preface and Acknowledgments ix Editions and Translations xii Abbreviations xv Introduction 1 Part I: Basil of Caesarea 6 Part II: Contemporary and Constructive Theology 27 Summary of the Argument 33 Part I Basil of Caesarea 35 1 The Reader A Little Lower than the Angels 37 Angels: Perfect upon Creation 38 Humanity: Perfected over Time 42 2 The Text Scriptural Paideia 71 Anthropological Context 72 Revelation 74 Theological Account of Scripture 77 The Utility of Scripture 85 3 Reading Eschatological Interpretation 90 Theological Analysis of Reading 92 The End of Reading 104 4 Ecclesial Setting Exegesis and Ecclesial Dogma 111 A Concise History of Reception for De Spiritu Sancto 27 113 Background to De Spiritu Sancto: The Notion of Craft 114 A Reading of De Spiritu Sancto 27 117 Conclusion to Part I: Basil s Theological Account of Scriptural Interpretation 129 Part II Contemporary and Constructive Theology 133 Introduction to Part II: The Contemporary Debate 135 5 The Reader Restoring a Sense of the End 140 The Critique of Modernity 141 Narrative and Human Nature 145 6 The Text Scripture in the Flow of Time 159 Revelation and Generativity 161 A Text in Time 162 7 Reading Interpretation and the Time of Learning 173 Reading as Shaped by Models of Scripture 174 The Contour of the Time of Learning 176 8 Ecclesial Setting Practices Performed in Community 184 The Ecclesial Framework 187 Interpretation Situated in a Web of Practices 189 9 A Constructive Account of Scriptural Interpretation 201 Reader 205 Text 212 Reading 217 Ecclesial Setting 224 Conclusion 234 Bibliography 245 Index 265

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  • ISBN13: 9781118367452
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9781118367452
  • weight: 526
  • ISBN10: 1118367456

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