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Listening to the Bible : the art of faithful Biblical interpretation

Author: Christopher Bryan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Christopher Bryan reflects on the often-difficult relationship between academic study of the Bible and the Church, and suggests a way forward in which scientific questions are not to be ignored, but in asking them we are not to ignore the texts' setting-in-life, which is and has always been the believing community. -- Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bryan, Christopher, 1935-
Listening to the Bible
(DLC) 2013014196
(OCoLC)847985495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bryan
ISBN: 9780199336609 0199336601 9780199369423 0199369429
OCLC Number: 862076825
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The division --
How did we get here? --
Why Jowett's project was impossible --
The hermeneutic of suspicion --
So what do we do? --
The first task: listening to the individual voices --
A digression: "great literature?" --
The second task: relating the parts to the whole --
The third task: so what now? --
The drama of the Word.
Responsibility: Christopher Bryan ; with an appendix on liturgical reading by David Landon.

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It can be rather difficult to take a middling position on a topic and say something fresh. Bryan succeeds. He provides a balanced hermeneutical approach to the Bible as history, literature, and Read more...

 
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