Receiving the Bible in Faith: Historical and Theological Exegesis  -     By: David M. Williams
Buy Item InStock64.95$64.95 Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist

Receiving the Bible in Faith: Historical and Theological Exegesis

Catholic University of America Press / 2004 / Hardcover

$64.95 (CBD Price)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW213756

New Cyber Deals
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 244
Vendor: Catholic University of America Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.8 X 5.48 X 0.88 (inches)
ISBN: 0813213754
ISBN-13: 9780813213750

Publisher's Description

There is a tension between classic and modern approaches to the Bible that continues to drive discussion today. For traditional theology, the Bible was divine revelation and a Church Father could say we listen to God when we read. For critical history, the Bible was a collection of writings from the past to be read no differently than any other book. The weight of the tension falls on those who wish to combine the two approaches without being false to either. This book comes to the issues through sustained examination of contemporary writers committed to the faithful practice of both theology and history: biblical scholars Raymond Brown and Brevard Childs, and theologians Juan Luis Segundo and Henri de Lubac. faithful reception of the Bible as Scripture involves both full application of historical studies and open acceptance of a Christological focus. Separating the biblical witness from history threatens to break contact with the communities of biblical Israel and the apostolic Church, just as failing to see that in these last days, God spoke to us through a Son threatens to reduce the Bible to a merely historical artifact. To avoid the first difficulty, Williams argues for recognition of the Bible as a complex union of human and divine intentions where historical work is necessary to distinguish and maintain the integrity of each. a Christocentric framework as a means of actualizing the textual witness in the present. The book should prove helpful to students as an overview of some of the issues involved, while more advanced readers will appreciate its analysis of recent scholars as well the attempt to integrate and adapt their insights.

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