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Contents Contributors Abbreviations Preface Craig Bartholomew Introduction: Canon, Community and Theological Construction Anthony C. Thiselton The Controversial Status of a ?Canonical? Approach Towards a Clarification of what Canonical Approaches Involve Canon and Interpretation in the Essays (mainly in Part 1) of this Volume The Canonical Context of Specific Texts or Books: The Essays of Part 2 A Concluding Comment: Polyphonic Voices, Canon and Theological Construction Part 1 The Concept of Canon, its Formation and the Hermeneutical Implication 1. The Canon in Recent Biblical Studies Reflections on an Era Brevard S. Childs A New Interpretation of Canon Within the English-speaking World Characteristics of the New Approach to Canon The German Debate Over Canon Details of the Debate Retrospective Reflections on the Canon Debate 2. The Canonical Approach and Theological Interpretation Christopher R Seitz Introduction Canonical Approach: Features and Challenges Canon as Witness Conclusions 3. The Apostolic Gospels in the Early Church: The Concept of Canon and the Formation of the Four-Gospel Canon Denis Farkasfalvy Preliminaries Conclusions 4. The Gospels Within the New Testament Canon Eugene E. Lemcio Introduction The Gospel Corpus as a Whole The Gospels and Representative Themes 5. Canonicity, Apostolicity, and Biblical Authority: Some Kierkegaardian Reflections C. Stephen Evans Apostolicity and the Authority of the New Testament Canonicity and Pseudonymity Some Skeptical Reflections about Historical Skepticism A Final Word About Epistemic Perspectives 6. Reclaiming Inspiration for the Bible Stephen B. Chapman Canon as a Historical Process The Evangelical Tradition and Inspiration From Inspired Author to Inspired Text Inspiration, Accommodation and Incarnation From Propositions to Narrative Art Conclusion 7. Canon, Cult and Covenant: The Promise of Liturgical Hermeneutics Scott W. Hahn The Liturgical Content and Context of Scripture Reading Scripture Liturgically: The Old Covenant Witness Reading Scripture Liturgically: The New Covenant Witness Towards a Liturgical Hermeneutic 8. Towards Transformational Reading of Scripture Jean Vanier and Frances Young The Gospel of John and Life in the Community of l?Arche (Jean Vanier) Methodological Reflection on Jean on John (Frances Young) Part 2 Reading the Old Testament Canonically Torah 9. Old Testament Laws and Canonical Intentionality Gordon McConville Diversity in Pentateuchal Laws Critical Responses Canonical Dimensions Canonical Intentionality The Laws in the Canon The Laws in Themselves 10. Response to Gordon McConville Christopher J.H. Wright Prophets 11. The Prophets, the Canon and a Canonical Approach: No Empty Word Stephen G. Dempster The Prophets and the Canons of Judaism and Christianity The Prophetic Message: A Canonical Message ? No Empty Word The Relationship Between the Torah and the Prophets: Continuity and Overflow The Prophets and the New Testament: Continuity and Rupture The Impact of a Canonical Approach in Studying the Prophets: No Empty Word Writings 12. Towards a Canonical Reading of the Psalms Gordon Wenham Introduction Gerald Wilson, The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter (1985) Whybray: Reading the Psalms as a Book The Titles Hossfeld and Zenger?s Commentary Summary 13. Reading Wisdom Canonically Tremper Longman III The Book of Proverbs Qohelet?s Questioning The Book of Job Returning to Proverbs Reading the Wisdom Books in the Light of the New Testament Reading Wisdom in the Light of Christ 14. Wisdom as Canonical Imagination: Pleasant words for Tremper Longman Ryan P. O?Dowd Introduction Wisdom as Hermeneutical Imagination Challenges to Longman?s Old Testament Wisdom Interpretation Wisdom in the New Testament Conclusion 15. Prolegomena to Christian Theological Interpretations of Lamentations Robin Parry Lamentations Within its Own Horizons Lamentations Within the Canon of the Church University of Gloucestershire The British and Foreign Bible Society Baylor University Redeemer University College Scripture Index <to follow> Names Index <to follow> Subject Index <to follow>
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Bible -- Theology.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.