By de Waal Dryden, J.

Hermeneutic of Wisdom

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Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801097935
Type: Paperback

How does the Bible shape us in our deepest affections and convictions? In this book, experienced teacher and scholar J. de Waal Dryden develops an integrated hermeneutic that connects the Bible to spiritual formation and the development of Christian virtues. He argues that this is actually what the Bible was written for and explains how to develop reading strategies built around this central conviction. Dryden challenges conceptions of the Bible as a collection of texts whose primary purpose is to communicate theology, ethics, or history. He asserts that the whole Bible can be understood as a wisdom text that directs its readers morally, shapes them in their deepest affections and convictions, and impacts how they look at the world and live in it.
Offering an innovative hermeneutical approach that goes beyond theory to concrete exegesis, A Hermeneutic of Wisdom will serve as an ideal supplement to standard hermeneutics textbooks. It will also be useful for biblical scholars, theologians, and pastors.
Part 1: Tilling the Soil
1. Knowing and Reading
2. Theology and Ethics
3. Law and Gospel
Part 2: Planting the Seeds
4. Reading Gospels for Wisdom: Theory
5. Reading Gospels for Wisdom: Practice
6. Reading Epistles for Wisdom: Theory
7. Reading Epistles for Wisdom: Practice
Appendix: Wisdom and "Wisdom Literature"

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