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First Theology

God, Scripture And Hermeneutics

Häftad Engelska, 2002-07-01
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"This is a book on theological hermeneutics. It is a plea for being hermeneutical about theology and for being theological about hermeneutics. It is an argument for treating the questions of God, Scripture and hermeneutics as one problem. This one problem defines what I call 'first theology'" (from the preface). In twelve chapters, Kevin Vanhoozer explores various dimensions of doing first theology and illuminates not only how we can talk about God but how we can begin with the Word of God and act on the basis of that Word. Blazing a pathway for recovering the unity of biblical studies and theological reflection, he addresses the challenges presented by the contemporary so-called postmodern situation, especially deconstructionism. Not only does a way of doing God-centred biblical interpretation come to light through Vanhoozer's explorations, but the triune identity of a God who is communicative, loving and sovereign also comes into focus. This is a book for students, pastors and teachers who have an interest in the nature of God, the nature of Scripture, the nature of theology, and the nature of hermeneutics and how they are all necessarily interrelated to the glory of God.
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For those who want a lucid, challenging and deeply thoughtful presentation of theology at its best, this is the book... a must-read for all who are searching for meaning and a current theological landscape.' * Grant Osborne Trinity Evangelical Divinity School *


1. "First theology": Meditations in a postmodern toolshed Part One: God 2. Does the Trinity belong in a theology of religions? On angling in the Rubicon 3. The love of God: its place, meaning and function in systematic theology 4. Effectual call or causal effect? Summons, sovereignty and supervenient grace Part Two: Scripture 5. God's might speech acts 6. From speech acts to Scripture acts: the covenant of discourse & the discourse of the covenant Part Three: Hermeneutics 7. The Spirit of understanding 8. The reader at the well: responding to John 4 9. The Hermeneutics of I-witness testimony: John 21:20-24 and the death of the author 10. Body-piercing, the natural sense, and the task of theological interpretation: a hermeneutical homily on John 19:34 11. The world well-staged? God, Scripture, and cultural hermeneutics 12. The trials of truth: mission, martyrdom, and the epistemology of the cross