Theology with the New Testament Hardback

The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-First Century

by Dale B. Martin;

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Theology with the New Testament

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How can a modern person, informed by science and history, continue to recite the traditional creeds and confessions of the Christian church? What does the Bible mean and how do we verify biblical truths? In this groundbreaking book, a leading biblical scholar urges readers to be more creative interpreters of biblical texts, mapping out an alternative way of reading that is not first and foremost about understanding what those texts would have meant for the original authors and readers. Limiting our study to the ancient meaning of the text, he argues, has produced either bad history, bad theology, or both. One cannot derive robustly orthodox Christian doctrine or theology from a mere "historical" interpretation of the Bible. Martin offers instead theological readings of the New Testament that are faithful to Christian orthodoxy as generally understood, but without attempting a "foundationalist" understanding of the meaning of the text. His provocative and ambitious book demonstrates how theology and scripture can remain vital in the twenty-first century.

Theology with the New Testament by Dale B. Martin was published by Yale University Press in April 2017. The ISBN for Theology with the New Testament is 9780300222838.

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Details for Theology with the New Testament

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (April 2017)
Number of Pages416
Thickness26 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4450184
Page last updated 16th April 2018
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