For centuries, Christians have debated various theological approaches to interpreting Scripture. Now four renowned scholars add their voices to the discussion. Adam, Fowl, Vanhoozer, and Watson each present a constructive approach to careful reading of God's Word; respond to each other's views; and interact with premodern, modern, and postmodern perspectives.
Theological interpretation of the Bible is key to the health and vitality as well as the belief and practice of the church. Just how it is done has been the subject of much discussion and debate over the centuries. In Reading Scripture with the Church, four leading biblical scholars make the case for theological interpretation. Each author is given the opportunity to interact with the other three, and all four interact with premodern, modern, and postmodern approaches to biblical interpretation. This is an important book for pastors, teachers, and other serious students of the Bible who will be motivated to embrace the task of interpreting the Bible with greater energy, caution, and precision.
A. K. M. Adam (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
Stephen E. Fowl (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Francis Watson (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is professor of New Testament exegesis at the University of Aberdeen.