Prima Scriptura: An Introduction to New Testament Interpretation  -     By: N. Clayton Croy
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An engaging introduction to New Testament exegesis, Prima Scriptura: An Introduction to New Testament Interpretation, will appeal to seminarians and undergraduates across the theological spectrum.

N. Clayton Croy, the author of a successful Greek textbook and an expert on pedagogy in biblical-studies, has constructed an accessible, holistic overview of the entire interpretive process from text to interpretation.He argues that while Scripture occupies a place of primary importance in guiding faith and life, it does not do so in a vacuum. It operates in conjunction with two thousand years of Christian tradition, Spirit-guided human reason, and of course, our shared experience. Scripture's authority is therefore primary but not exclusive--and the interpreter bears a serious responsibility.

Croy begins with the preparation of this interpreter, proceeds to analysis of the text, and concludes with appropriation of the message of Scripture into the context of modern faith communities. He combines a step-by-step plan for historical exegesis with substantive discussion of broader hermeneutical issues.

Finally, Prima Scriptura interacts with recent scholarship and is academically rigorous but is written in an engaging accessible style, incorporating anecdotes, humor, scriptural illustrations, and plenty of examples of the task and its practical payoff for disciplined interpretation. Each chapter includes discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. Professors and students in exegesis and hermeneutics courses will value this work highly as an illuminating and trust worthy guide for biblical interpretation in our late modern context.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0801035880
ISBN-13: 9780801035883
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In this volume an expert teacher of the Bible provides an introduction to New Testament exegesis that will appeal to students across the spectrum. Clayton Croy begins with the preparation of the interpreter, proceeds to analysis of the text, and concludes with appropriation of the message of Scripture in the context of modern faith communities. He combines a step-by-step plan for historical exegesis with substantive discussion of broader hermeneutical issues. The book interacts with recent scholarship and is academically rigorous but is written in an engaging style, incorporating anecdotes, humor, scriptural illustrations, and examples of the practical payoff of disciplined interpretation. Each chapter includes discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

Author Bio

N. Clayton Croy (PhD, Emory University) is tutor in New Testament at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. He previously taught at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Ohio. His books include a commentary on 3 Maccabees, The Mutilation of Mark's Gospel, and A Primer of Biblical Greek. He also contributed to the Dictionary of New Testament Backgrounds.

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Clayton Croy's combination of Christian theology, hermeneutical theory, and exegetical practice is ecumenical, fluent, and comprehensive, which allows for a versatility uncommon in introductory texts on this topic. Croy grounds his treatment of exegetical practices on the theological nature of Scripture and on the sort of faithful interpreter who can best render a sacred text for today's world. Each section concludes with excellent annotated bibliographies of resources and teacher-friendly exercises that will make this book useful for the classroom.
--Robert Walter Wall,
Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, Seattle Pacific University

This book equips Christian ministry students for mature and critical engagement of author-centered, text-centered, and reader-centered interpretative theories, warning against facile or faddish escape into one or another extreme. Croy provides a clear and sufficient guide to the art of asking good questions of the biblical text and of finding reliable answers, laying a solid foundation for the practice of a wide range of exegetical skills and the development of a sound hermeneutical model. His driving interest is to equip students to interpret Scripture in order to practice its truth in every sphere of life--from the personal to the political, from the individual to the international--fulfilling Johannes Bengel's vision for biblical interpretation: apply yourself fully to the text, and apply the text fully to yourself. I look forward to using it in my own classroom.
--David A. deSilva,
Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek, Ashland Theological Seminary

Prima Scriptura does not stop with its crystal-clear, step-by-step instruction; it also guides the reader into informed reflection on the hermeneutical issues that all interpreters face. The work is sophisticated yet accessible, serious yet lively, faithful yet critical. Packed with useful resources, this book is what ministerial and doctoral students need and what their exegesis teachers have been looking for.
--Susan R. Garrett,
professor of New Testament, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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