This is a radical consideration of the theological impact of the "Letter to the Hebrews" across the centuries. "Christology and Hermeneutics" discusses the history of the interpretation of the "Letter to the Hebrews". Contributors assess the study and interpretation of Hebrews across the last two millennia. Beginning with the Patristic period, the book goes on to examine the responses of Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin, as well as more recent figures such as Karl Barth and contemporary global interpreters. The premise behind the work is to move study of Hebrews away from the perennial arguments about its authorship and provenance and to instead engage with it from a theological perspective, focusing upon the text's reception history. Consequently the issue of the Christological message in Hebrews is at the forefront and is considered both in terms of the interpreter's context and historical setting. At the end of the book, the investigations are summarised and responded to by leading scholar Harold Attridge, providing a fitting conclusion to a radical academic project.Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", this is a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches. "The Early Christianity in Context" series, a part of "JSNTS", examines the birth and development of early Christianity up to the end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. "European Seminar on Christian Origins" and "Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement" are also part of "JSNTS".
Christology and Hermeneutics was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2012 and is our 52673rd best seller. The ISBN for Christology and Hermeneutics is 9780567238597.