The Revelatory Text Hardback

Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture

by Sandra Marie Schneiders;

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The Revelatory Text

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In this new edition of her major study of the New Testament, Sandra Schneiders proposes a comprehensive hermeneutical theory for New Testament interpretation, which takes full account of the Bible as both sacred Scripture and as a historical-literary classic. Designed to spur reflection on the role of Scripture as revelatory text in the life of the Church and in the lives of individual believers, The Revelatory Text shows that an integral hermeneutical theory can ground a transformational hermeneutical praxis to make the biblical text available as a faith resource to the oppressed as well as to the privileged.
Schneiders investigates the meaning of the theological claim that the Bible is the "Word of God" and the “Church's book,” along with the implications of these claims for biblical interpretation. She then examines the historical, literary, and religious-spiritual dimensions of the New Testament, highlighting the implications for interpretation theory and methodology, and concludes by putting her theory to the test in a feminist interpretation of John 4.

The author argues that the comprehensive object of biblical interpretation is not merely information but transformation. She suggests that an adequate hermeneutical theory must include a wide range of exegetical and critical methods within a theologically and philosophically adequate understanding of Scripture as sacred text. She writes specifically to educated believers who wonder how sound biblical criticism can be incorporated into a faith- filled reading of the New Testament; biblical scholars who struggle with the question of whether or how faith can function legitimately in biblical scholarship; and those whose task it is to teach and preach the faith that looks to the New Testament as source and norm.

The Revelatory Text by Sandra Marie Schneiders was published by Liturgical Press in January 1999 and is our 11154th best seller. The ISBN for The Revelatory Text is 9780814659434.

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Details for The Revelatory Text

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLiturgical Press (January 1999)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages248
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1162338
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