The Living Word Paperback

by James D. G. Dunn;

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The Living Word

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In this book, which began as the Griffith Thomas Lectures delivered at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, Professor Dunn first develops the theme of New Testament interpretation as a dialogue between the interpreter in his historical context and the biblical texts in theirs. He then goes on to explore the less familiar thesis that this dialogue was already happening within the biblical material itself, particularly within the New Testament. Other topics which he discusses are the importance of seeing the Gospels as oral tradition, and the problem of why New Testament books appear under pseudonyms. Provocatively, he asks, 'Was Jesus a liberal? Was Paul a heretic?' Included as appendices are two earlier essays which have caused considerable interest: 'The Authority of Scripture according to Scripture' and 'Levels of Canonical Authority'. The collection as a whole provides a valuable exposition of the title theme.

The Living Word by James D. G. Dunn was published by SCM Press in November 1987. The ISBN for The Living Word is 9780334009177.

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Details for The Living Word

Page last updated 21st October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSCM Press (November 1987)
Number of Pages208
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4060525
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