Spirit and Scripture Exploring a Pneumatic Hermeneutic

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  • Copyright: 2013-06-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark
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This book considers the academic treatment of biblical interpretation in the renewal movement, the fastest growing tradition in Christendom today.

After an initial chapter surveying the history of biblical interpretation, Part II outlines a proposal for the future of biblical hermeneutics in the tradition. Six renewal scholars address certain key questions. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in biblical interpretation? What are the distinctive presuppositions, methods and goals of renewal biblical hermeneutics? Three prominent biblical scholars (Craig G. Bartholomew, James D.G. Dunn, R. Walter L. Moberly) respond to the proposals outlined above. These critical responses deepen the examination of renewal biblical hermeneutics as well as increase its appeal to biblical and theological scholars in general.

The final chapter offers a synthesis and evaluation of the accomplishments of the discussion, as well as an assessment of the state of the discipline with an eye toward the future.

Author Biography

Archie T. Wright (Ph.D., Durham University) is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the School of Divinity, Regent University and is the author of The Origin of Evil Spirits (2005).

Kevin L. Spawn (D.Phil., Oxford University) is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the School of Divinity, Regent University and is author of "As It Is Written" and Other Citation Formulae in the Old Testament: Their Use, Development, Syntax and Significance (2002).

Table of Contents

Abbreviations\List of Tables\Preface\List of Contributors and Respondents\ Introduction\Part I: Beginning the Exploration\The Emergence of a Pneumatic Hermeneutic in the Renewal Tradition Kevin L. Spawn and Archie T. Wright\Part II: The Exploration of a Pneumatic Biblical Hermeneutic from Various Perspectives within the Renewal Tradition\Word and Spirit, Scribe and Prophet in Old Testament Hermeneutics Mark J. Boda\The Principle of Analogy and Biblical Interpretation in the Renewal Tradition Kevin L. Spawn\Second Temple Period Jewish Biblical Interpretation: An Early Pneumatic Hermeneutic Archie T. Wright\Invoking the Spirit and Narrative Intent in John's Apocalypse Ronald Herms\'What the Spirit is Saying to the Church'—The Testimony of a Pentecostal in New Testament Studies John Christopher Thomas\Text-Community-Spirit: The Challenges posed by Pentecostal Theological Method to Evangelical Theology - MarkJ. Cartledge\Part III: Responses to the Perspectives\Spirit and Scripture: A Response Craig G. Bartholomew\The Role of the Spirit in Biblical Hermeneutics - JamesD. G. Dunn\Pneumatic Biblical Hermeneutics: A Response R. Walter L. Moberly\Part IV: Contributor Responses to Bartholomew, Dunn, and Moberly\Walking with the Spirit in the Word: A Response Mark J. Boda\Analogy and the Scholar's Shared Experience with the Testimony of Scripture Kevin L.Spawn\Weare not all Pentecostals: A Response to Dunn, Moberly, and Bartholomew ArchieT. Wright\Response to Spirit and Scripture Responders Ronald Herms\Discerning Dialogue John Christopher Thomas\Pneumatic Hermeneutics: A Reply to Respondents Mark J. Cartledge\Part V: Summation\Cultivating a Pneumatic Hermeneutic Kevin L. Spawn and Archie T. Wright\Selected Bibliography\Indexes

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