History and Hermeneutics

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 168 pages

Murray Rae argues that the practice of contemporary biblical hermeneutics has been radically impaired by a widespread allegiance to a series of problematic assumptions about history. He offers a theological account of what history is, centred on the categories of creation and divine promise, and proposes that it is within this theological conception of history that the Bible may be understood on its own terms. History and Hermeneutics is both critical and constructive, identifying the crucial problems and proposing a way forward. The ecclesial reading of Scripture and the value of tradition are rehabilitated and an account is given of how we may properly ask the Question, 'What really happened?'

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theology and History
22
Creation and Promise
49
Resurrection
64
Seeing and Believing
85
Testimony and Tradition
106
The Ecclesial Reading of Scripture
131
Theology and History Once More
153
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Murray Rae

Murray Rae isAssociate Professor of Theologyat The University of Otago, New Zealand. He has published extensively in the field of Christian theology and has previously collaborated with Colin Gunton in 'The Practice of Theology', SCM Press, 2001.

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