Table of contents for The Bible and lay people : an empirical approach to ordinary hermeneutics / Andrew Village.

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CONTENTS
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
CHAPTER 1	Introduction
			Methods of Empirical Research
			The Bible and Lay People Study
CHAPTER 2	Biblical Studies in Academy and Church
Philosophy and Culture Shaping Biblical Studies
Changing Methods in Biblical Studies
Theological Approaches to Biblical Studies
Implications for Ordinary Churchgoers
Implications for an Empirical Study of Bible Reading
CHAPTER 3	The Bible and Ordinary Readers
 Attitude, Belief and Behaviour
Attitude toward the Bible among Ordinary Readers
Beliefs about the Bible among Ordinary Readers
Use of the Bible by Ordinary Readers
Theological and Practical Implications
Further Research
CHAPTER 4	Biblical Literalism and Ordinary Readers
Biblical Literalism in Academy and Church
Previous Empirical Studies on Literalism
Biblical Literalism in the Bible and Lay People Study
Literalism and Ordinary Readers 
Theological and Practical Implications
Further Research
CHAPTER 5	Biblical Interpretative Horizons
The Concept of Horizon in the Philosophy of Hermeneutics
The Concept of Horizon in Biblical Studies
Horizon and Ordinary Readers
Theological and Practical Implications
Further Research
CHAPTER 6	Personality and Scripture
Psychology and Religion
Psychology and the Bible
Psychology and Readers
Personality and Religion
Personality, Scripture and Ordinary Readers
Theological and Practical Implications
Further Research
CHAPTER 7	Interpretative Communities and Scripture
The Concept of Interpretative Communities
Are Congregations Interpretative Communities?
Theological and Practical Implications
Further Research
CHAPTER 8	The Holy Spirit and Biblical Interpretation
 Charismatics in the Church of England
Charismatic Belief and the Bible and Lay People Study
Charismatic Experience and Biblical Interpretation
Theological and Practical Implications
Further Research
CHAPTER 9	Towards an Empirical Theology of Scripture
Summary of the Main Findings
How useful is the Empirical Study of Bible Reading?
An Empirical Theology of Scripture?
Bibliography
Appendix	Mark 9:14-29

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible -- Hermeneutics.