Go Figure!: Figuration in Biblical Interpretation
Walters, Stanley D., editor
Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2008 pp. ix + 164. $20.00
Princeton Theological Monograph Series, 81
Description: Without turning naively to the past, scholars and preachers of the Old Testament are once again making use of figurationósomething the church had always done until the modern period. This enlargement of method comes about partly out of disappointment with the exclusive use of historical methods, for to read the Bible theologically for the guidance of its present readers requires more than historical description.
The 2006 Tyndale Conference on Biblical Interpretation, held at Tyndale University College in Toronto, Canada, focused on "figuration in biblical interpretation." The authors are the conference keynote speakers, Christopher Seitz and Ephraim Radner, as well as Tyndale faculty members in philosophy, history, Bible, and theology. There are also a few additional invited papers illustrating figural interpretation.
Subjects: Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics
Review by Paul Elbert
Citation: Paul Elbert, review of Stanley D. Walters, ed., Go Figure!: Figuration in Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
Review by Richard S. Briggs
Citation: Richard S. Briggs, review of Stanley D. Walters, ed., Go Figure!: Figuration in Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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