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Vanhoozer, Kevin J.

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Works: 73 works in 229 publications in 3 languages and 9,879 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BS440, 220.601
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Dictionary for theological interpretation of the Bible( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a reference tool that introduces readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It discusses these approaches and evaluates their helpfulness in enabling Christians to hear what God is saying to the church through Scripture. The contributors come from a variety of backgrounds, and the dictionary covers a broad range of topics. --From publisher's description
The Cambridge companion to postmodern theology by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernity allows for no absolutes and no essence. Yet theology is concerned with the absolute, the essential. How then does theology sit within postmodernity? Is postmodern theology possible, or is such a concept a contradiction in terms? Should theology bother about postmodernism or just get on with its own thing? Can it?
Is there a meaning in this text? : the Bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledge by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a meaning in the Bible, or is meaning rather a matter of who is reading or of how one reads' Does Christian doctrine have anything to contribute to debates about interpretation, literary theory, and post modernity' These are questions of crucial importance for contemporary biblical studies and theology alike. Kevin Vanhoozer contends that the postmodern crisis in hermeneutics-"incredulity towards meaning," a deep-set skepticism concerning the possibility of correct interpretation-is fundamentally a crisis in theology provoked by an inadequate view of God and by the announcement of God's "death." Part 1 examines the ways in which deconstruction and radical reader-response criticism "undo" the traditional concepts of author, text, and reading. Dr. Vanhoozer engages critically with the work of Derrida, Rorty, and Fish, among others, and demonstrates the detrimental influence of the postmodern "suspicion of hermeneutics" on biblical studies. In Part 2, Dr. Vanhoozer defends the concept of the author and the possibility of literary knowledge by drawing on the resources of Christian doctrine and by viewing meaning in terms of communicative action. He argues that there is a meaning in the text, that it can be known with relative adequacy, and that readers have a responsibility to do so by cultivating "interpretive virtues." Successive chapters build on Trinitarian theology and speech act philosophy in order to treat the metaphysics, methodology, and morals of interpretation. From a Christian perspective, meaning and interpretation are ultimately grounded in God's own communicative action in creation, in the canon, and preeminently in Christ. Prominent features in Part 2 include a new account of the author's intention and of the literal sense, the reclaiming of the distinction between meaning and significance in terms of Word and Spirit, and the image of the reader as a disciple-martyr, whose vocation is to witness to something other than oneself. Is There a Meaning in This Text' guides the student toward greater confidence in the authority, clarity, and relevance of Scripture, and a well-reasoned expectation to understand accurately the message of the Bible. Is There a Meaning in This Text' is a comprehensive and creative analysis of current debates over biblical hermeneutics that draws on interdisciplinary resources, all coordinated by Christian theology. It makes a significant contribution to biblical interpretation that will be of interest to readers in a number of fields. The intention of the book is to revitalize and enlarge the concept of author-oriented interpretation and to restore confidence that readers of the Bible can reach understanding. The result is a major challenge to the central assumptions of postmodern biblical scholarship and a constructive alternative proposal-an Augustinian hermeneutic-that reinvigorates the notion of biblical authority and finds a new exegetical practice that recognizes the importance of both the reader's situation and the literal sense
Biblical narrative in the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur : a study in hermeneutics and theology by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of doctrine : a canonical-linguistic approach to Christian theology by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Vanhoozer is emerging as one of the most significant younger theological voices of our generation. This book will consolidate that reputation still further. It is a magisterial treatment of the origins and nature of doctrine, worthy to be ranked alongside George Lindbeck's classic The Nature of Doctrine. It is essential reading for all concerned with the nature and future of doctrine."--Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, Oxford University, Director, Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics. Observing a strange disappearance of doctrine within the church, Kevin Vanhoozer argues that there is no more urgent task for Christians today than to engage in living truthfully with others before God. He details how doctrine serves the church-the theater of the gospel-by directing individuals and congregations to participate in the drama of what God is doing to renew all things in Jesus Christ. Taking his cue from George Lindbeck and others who locate the criteria of Christian identity in Spirit-led church practices, Vanhoozer re-locates the norm for Christian doctrine in the canonical practices, which, he argues, both provoke and preserve the integrity of the church's witness as prophetic and apostolic
The Trinity in a pluralistic age : theological essays on culture and religion by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative collection of papers from an international array of theologians explores the Christian doctrine of the Trinity in the context of twentieth-century cultural and religious pluralism. How should Christians think about their faith in relation to other faiths and in relation to culture in general? Can the Trinity fit into a global religion? These essays - originally presented at the Fifth Edinburgh Dogmatic Conference - show how a full-orbed Trinitarian doctrine, with a proper emphasis on both the One and the Three, provides the necessary resources for successfully addressing the problems and the possibilities of contemporary pluralism
Everyday theology : how to read cultural texts and interpret trends by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generally speaking, students, theologians, pastors, and church leaders are well-trained in the task of biblical exegesis. Where many fall short, however, is in the area of cultural exegesis--reading and interpreting the texts and trends produced by our culture, which can have a profound influence on the way we understand the world and practice our faith. Anyone interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture needs to be able to do "everyday theology," that is, to think theologically about our cultural environment and pass it through the grid of Scripture, in order to respond faithfully as Christian disciples. Everyday Theology is the first volume in the new Cultural Exegesis series. With an emphasis on both methodology and case study, it is well-suited for seminary classroom use. A significant introduction by Vanhoozer lays out the hermeneutical method for engaging with culture. This is followed by a series of essays that engage cultural texts and trends, from the music of Eminem to the grocery store checkout lane to the phenomenon of Internet blogs. A concluding chapter walks the reader step-by-step through the interpretation process with an additional case study. - Publisher
Beyond the Bible : moving from scripture to theology by I. Howard Marshall( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a "principled approach," Marshall moves from Scripture itself to contemporary understanding and application of Scripture. He examines how principles can be established from Scripture, whether explicitly or implicitly, and explores how the continuing development of insight can provide us with guidelines for the ongoing task of developing and applying Christian theology. Responses from Kevin Vanhoozer and Stanley Porter are included
First theology : God, Scripture & hermeneutics by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeneutics at the crossroads( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Christian and other religiously committed theorists find themselves at an uneasy point in history--between premodernity, modernity, and postmodernity--where disciplines and methods, cultural and linguistic traditions, and religious commitments tangle and cross. Here, leading theorists explore the state of the art of the contemporary hermeneutical terrain. As they address the work of Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Derrida, the essays collected in this work engage key themes in philosophical hermeneutics, hermeneutics and religion, hermeneutics and the other arts, hermeneutics and literature, and hermeneutics and ethics. Contributors are Bruce Ellis Benson, Christina Bieber Lake, John D. Caputo, Eduardo J. Echeverria, Benne Faber, Norman Lillegard, Roger Lundin, Brian McCrea, James K.A. Smith, Michael VanderWeele, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. --From publisher's description
Remythologizing theology : divine action, passion, and authorship by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise of modern science and the proclaimed 'death' of God in the nineteenth century led to a radical questioning of divine action and authorship - Bultmann's celebrated 'demythologizing'. Remythologizing Theology moves in another direction that begins by taking seriously the biblical accounts of God's speaking. It establishes divine communicative action as the formal and material principle of theology, and suggests that interpersonal dialogue, rather than impersonal causality, is the keystone of God's relationship with the world. This original contribution to the theology of divine action and authorship develops a new vision of Christian theism. It also revisits several long-standing controversies such as the relations of God's sovereignty to human freedom, time to eternity, and suffering to love. Groundbreaking and thought-provoking, it brings theology into fruitful dialogue with philosophy, literary theory, and biblical studies"--Provided by publisher
Nothing greater, nothing better : theological essays on the love of God( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcending boundaries in philosophy and theology : reason, meaning and experience( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting new opportunities in the dialogue between philosophy and theology, this interdisciplinary text addresses the contemporary reshaping of intellectual boundaries. Exploring human experience in a 'post-Christian' era, the distinguished contributors bring to bear what have been traditionally seen as theological resources while drawing on contemporary developments in philosophy, both 'continental' and 'analytic'. Set in the context of two complementary narratives - one philosophical concerning secularity, the other theological about the question of God - the authors point to ways of reconf
Theological interpretation of the Old Testament : a book-by-book survey by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theological interpretation of the Old Testament features key articles from the award-winning Dictionary for theological interpretation of the Bible (DTIB), providing a history of interpretation and covering major theological ideas for each book of the Old Testament. The articles, authored by leading scholars, make unique contributions to the study of theological interpretation of Scripture. This handy and affordable text offers students, pastors, and lay readers a comprehensive, book-by-book theological reading of the Old Testament."--Jacket
Theological interpretation of the New Testament : a book-by-book survey( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This convenient text utilizes material from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) to introduce students to the Bible and theological interpretation through a comprehensive book-by-book survey of the New Testament. The articles, authored by respected scholars, make unique contributions to the study of theological interpretation of Scripture. Theological Interpretation of the New Testament provides a history of interpretation and covers major theological ideas for each book of the New Testament. --publisher description
To stake a claim : mission and the Western crisis of knowledge by J. Andrew Kirk( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining four key areas of study, To Stake a Claim evaluates the dominant positions in contemporary philosophy regarding truth, rationality and pluralism. It first analyzes consequences for humanity that holding these positions implies. Next, it looks at faith, religion and revelation in the context of the dominant positions of contemporary philosophy discussed in the first part. The third part explores the dominant positions of contemporary theology. Finally, it summarizes the epistemological problems involved in the process of communicating the Gospel within Western culture and evaluates the theological and missiological views of this communication."--Jacket
Faith speaking understanding : performing the drama of doctrine by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, highly esteemed scholar Kevin Vanhoozer introduces readers to a way of thinking about Christian theology that takes the work he began in the groundbreaking 2005 book, The Drama of Doctrine, to its next level. Vanhoozer argues that theology is not merely a set of cognitive beliefs, but is also something we do that involves speech and action alike. He uses a theatrical model to explain the ways in which doctrine shapes Christian understanding and forms disciples. The church, Vanhoozer posits, is the preeminent theater where the gospel is "performed," with doctrine directing this performance. Doctrines are not simply truths to be stored, shelved, and stacked, but indications and directions to be followed, practiced, and enacted. In "performing" doctrine, Christians are shaped into active disciples of Jesus Christ. He goes on to examine the state of the church in today's world and explores how disciples can do or perform doctrine. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Faith Speaking Understanding sets forth a compelling vision of what the church is and what it should be doing, and demonstrates the importance of Christian doctrine for this mission. Disciples who want to follow Christ in all situations need doctrinal direction as they walk onto the social stage in the great theater of the world. The Christian faith is about acknowledging, and participating in, the great thing God is doing in our world: making all things new in Christ through the Holy Spirit. Doctrine ministers understanding: of God, of the drama of redemption, of the church as a company of faithful players, and of individual actors, all of whom have important roles to play. In an age where things fall apart and centers fail to hold, doctrine centers us in Jesus Christ, in whom all things hold together. - Publisher
The pastor as public theologian : reclaiming a lost vision by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their congregations think theologically about all aspects of their lives, such as work, end-of-life decisions, political involvement, and entertainment choices. Drawing on the Bible, key figures from church history, and Christian theology, this book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities. It is designed to be engaging reading for busy pastors and includes pastoral reflections on the theological task from twelve working pastors, including Kevin DeYoung and Cornelius Plantinga
Reconsidering the relationship between biblical and systematic theology in the New Testament : essays by theologians and New Testament scholars by Benjamin E Reynolds( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Christ" in Paul : explorations in Paul's theology of union and participation( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dictionary for theological interpretation of the Bible
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Kevin Vanhoozer American academic

Vanhoozer, Kevin J.

Vanhoozer, Kevin Jon.

Vanhoozer, Kevin Jon 1957-

ヴァンフーザー, ケヴィン・J

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The Cambridge companion to postmodern theologyIs there a meaning in this text? : the Bible, the reader, and the morality of literary knowledgeBiblical narrative in the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur : a study in hermeneutics and theologyThe drama of doctrine : a canonical-linguistic approach to Christian theologyThe Trinity in a pluralistic age : theological essays on culture and religionEveryday theology : how to read cultural texts and interpret trendsBeyond the Bible : moving from scripture to theologyFirst theology : God, Scripture & hermeneutics