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Theology and Scriptural Imagination: Directions in Modern Theology

ISBN: 978-0-631-21075-7
144 pages
October 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
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Theology and Scriptural Imagination brings together biblical exegetes, historians of the interpretation of Scripture, as well as contemporary philosophers and theologians who practice the kind of theological reflection it will take to celebrate the Word in season and out in a world that challenges the Scriptural imagination. As in previous volumes in this series, the essays here articulate overlapping as well as competing directions in modern theology. The editors hope that readers will seek out the common ground as well as the conflicts, to learn to taste the Word when it is bitter as well as sweet.
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Table of Contents

Editorial Introduction.

1. Imagining the World Scripture Imagines: Luke Timothy Johnson (Emory University).

2. Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Christian Identity in Boyarin: John David Dawson (Haverford College).

3. In Defence of Allegory: Robert Louis Wilken (University of Charlottesville).

4.'We are Companions of the Patriarchs' or Scripture Absorbs Calvin's World: Kathryn Green-McCreight (New Haven).

5.'Is There a (Non-sexist) Bible in This Church?' A Feminist Case for Interpretive Communities: Mary Mclintock-Fulkerson (Duke Divinity School).

6. Two (Or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship: Alvin Plantinga (University of Notre Dame).

7. Scripture as Popular Text: Kathryn Tanner (University of Chicago).

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Author Information

James J. Buckley is Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of Seeking the Humanity of God. Professors Jones and Buckley are the editors of Modern Theology and the General Editors of the series Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology.

L. Gregory Jones is Professor at Duke University Divinity School. He is the author of three books, including most recently Embodying Forgiveness.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Cross-disciplinary essays by authors in diverse fields
  • David Dawson, against the background of the seductive pleas for anti-Jewishness during the German Church struggle, shows how figural reading of Scripture is tightly bound to the fashioning of Christian identity
  • Kathryn Greene-McCreight shows how Scripture absorbs the world of John Calvin
  • Mary McClintock Fulkerson offers a feminist case for non-sexist interpretive communities
  • Alvin Planting a proposes how a Christian philosopher can challenge, while taking advantage of, Higher Biblical Criticisms.
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