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Ears That Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible
Green, Joel B. and Tim Meadowcroft, editors

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013 pp. xvi + 296. $95.00

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Description: The contemporary renaissance of theological interpretation as an approach to reading the Bible has brought with it a host of questions. Most importantly, what is the relationship between theological interpretation and more traditional forms of historical inquiry characteristic of the field in the modern era? Does theological interpretation require that the churchís faith determine the meaning of biblical texts? How does a theological hermeneutic navigate the conventional roles of author, text, and reader? What are the natural intellectual companions of theological interpretation? Essays in this volume tackle questions like these primarily by engaging directly with biblical texts, both in theological interpretation for its own sake and to see what the texts themselves might suggest about doing theological interpretation. The result is a much-needed exploration of theological interpretation in the hands of biblical scholars, theologians, and linguists occupied with exegesis.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Craig L. Blomberg
Published 6/18/2015
Citation: Craig L. Blomberg, review of Joel B. Green and Tim Meadowcroft, eds., Ears That Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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