The Passion of Interpretation   -     By: W. Dow Edgerton
Buy Item InStock27.00$27.00 Retail: $30.00 Save 10% ($3.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Passion of Interpretation

Westminster John Knox Press / 1992 / Paperback

$27.00 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $30.00
|
Save 10% ($3.00)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW25394

SPRING-CYBER-WEEK
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include

Product Description

W. Dow Edgerton reviews narratives from the Bible, Talmud, Greek mythology, and modern fiction in order to provide a better understanding of the nature and work of interpretation. He demonstrates that interpretation is a passionate act, using such stories as the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22 and the story of the road to Emmaus in Luke 24. Weaving a vivid and surprising tapestry with thread spun of hermeneutics, poetry, exegesis, reverie, poetics, memory, narrative, ritual, and literary criticism, the author invites the reader to examine the foundations of interpretation. He considers the interpretive situation of the religious leader, bringing new insight into the role and purpose of interpretation in our chaotic times. Disclosed are rich, complex, and compelling possibilities for imagining the work of interpretation and what it means to do that work in a time when so much is needed and so much is possible.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0664253946
ISBN-13: 9780664253943
Availability: In Stock
Series: Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide - Slightly Imperfect
    Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide - Slightly Imperfect
    Baker Academic / 2012 / Hardcover
    $7.99 Retail: $45.00 Save 82% ($37.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW033568DA
  2. Interpreting the Gospel of John - Slightly Imperfect
    Interpreting the Gospel of John - Slightly Imperfect
    Baker Books / 1998 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 73% ($16.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW1010217DA
  3. The Virtuous Reader: Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue - Slightly Imperfect
    The Virtuous Reader: Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue - Slightly Imperfect
    Baker Academic / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $27.00 Save 70% ($19.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW038433DA
  4. Between Bible And Church  - Slightly Imperfect
    Between Bible And Church - Slightly Imperfect
    Abingdon Press / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 83% ($15.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW7028256DA

Related Products

  1. Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (slightly imperfect)
    Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (slightly imperfect)
    J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
    Zondervan / 2012 / Hardcover
    $15.99 Retail: $44.99 Save 64% ($29.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW492573DA
  2. Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach
    Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach
    Leland Ryken
    Crossway / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW502798
  3. Lord of the Dreams
    Lord of the Dreams
    Ron Pirson
    Continuum International / 2003 / Hardcover
    $139.50 Retail: $155.00 Save 10% ($15.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW62090
  4. A Gift of God in Due Season
    A Gift of God in Due Season
    Continuum International / Hardcover
    $212.50
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW56264

Publisher's Description

In this book, W. Dow Edgerton reviews narratives from the Bible, the Talmud, Greek mythology, and modern fiction in order to provide a better understanding of the nature and work of interpretation. Disclosed are rich, complex, and compelling possibilities for imagining the work of interpretation and what it means to do that work in a time when so much is needed and so much is possible.

The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

Author Bio

W. Dow Edgerton is Professor of Ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search