Reading Scripture as a Political Act Paperback

Essays on the Theopolitical Interpretation of the Bible

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Reading Scripture as a Political Act

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Although scholars increasingly understand Scripture to contain political dimensions and implications, the interpretation of Scripture is often marginalized in most scholarly discussions of political theology. Reading Scripture as a Political Act takes a step toward remedying this situation by exploring some of the ways the church has read Scripture politically. This volume examines the political character of premodern and modern theologians' readings of Scripture with attention to how their readings relate to or address political challenges in their particular social and historical settings. The essays attempt to illuminate the ways that the theological interpretation of Scripture shaped the theopolitical imaginations of Augustine, Bonaventure, John Wesley, Karl Barth, Henri de Lubac, and John Howard Yoder, among others. Several essays in the volume suggest how these models of reading Scripture can inform the contemporary task of reading Scripture in political contexts. The volume covers the earliest Christian centuries to the late modern era, and considers carefully the close coordination between Scripture, theology, and social and political concerns.

Reading Scripture as a Political Act was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in October 2015. The ISBN for Reading Scripture as a Political Act is 9781451479638.

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Page last updated 29th April 2017
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (October 2015)
Number of Pages224
Thickness21 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4343113
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