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Understanding the Bible : a basic introduction to biblical interpretation

Author: George T Montague
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. & expanded edView all editions and formats
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Understanding the Bible is a learner-friendly overview of the major theories of biblical interpretation from ancient times to the present. Author George Montague surveys the major trends in the history of the discipline and notes the contributions and the limitations of each period. He puts into coherent perspective the diverse and often contradictory interpretations of scripture, culminating with in-depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George T Montague
ISBN: 9780809143443 0809143445
OCLC Number: 77829901
Description: viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Bible interprets the Bible --
The wealth of the Word : the fathers interpret the Bible --
Climbing the tower : the Middle Ages --
The path of independence : the Reformation and the Enlightenment --
The Bible and the church : the Catholic response --
Hermeneutical theory : from text to subject to the hermeneutics of understanding --
Bernard Lonergan and critical realist hermeneutics --
The world of the text --
The world behind the text --
The world in front of the text : reader response --
The world around the text : community and canon --
The spiritual sense of Scripture --
Dei verbum : text and commentary --
A study guide to The interpretation of the Bible in the church : questions for comprehension, reflection, discussion.
Responsibility: George T. Montague.
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Presents the trends in the theories in biblical interpretation from ancient times, and notes the contributions and limitations of each period. This book shows how the Bible itself interprets earlier  Read more...

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