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The revelatory text : interpreting the New Testament as sacred scripture

Author: Sandra Marie Schneiders
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Marie Schneiders
ISBN: 0814680356 9780814680353
OCLC Number: 956998588
Notes: "A Michael Glazier book."
Description: 1 online resource (xl, 206 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; PART I: The New Testament as Sacred Scripture; Chapter 1-The Problem and Project of New Testament Interpretation; A. Introduction to the Project; B. The Objectives of New Testament Interpretation; C. The Meaning of Meaning; D. Hermeneutics as Inquiry into Interpretation; Chapter 2-The New Testament as Word of God; A. The Linguistic Expression "Word of God": A Metaphor; B. The Referent of "Word of God": Symbolic Revelation; C. The Bible as Word of God: Sacrament. D. Theological Reflection on Scripture as Word of God: The Sacred Character of the Bible1. Revelation; 2. Inspiration; 3. Infallibility and Inerrancy; 4. Authority and Normativity; E. The Role of Faith in Biblical Interpretation; Chapter 3-The New Testament as the Church's Book; A. The Meaning of the Claim; B. The Meaning of Tradition and Its Relation to the New Testament; 1. Tradition and the Historical Consciousness of the Church; 2. Tradition as Foundation, Content, and Mode of the Church's Effective Historical Consciousness; a. Foundation; b. Content; c. Mode. C. The Role of Tradition in the Interpretation of the New Testament1. The Hermeneutical Dialectic Between Scripture and Tradition; 2. Canon as a Paradigmatic Instance of the Dialectical Relationship Between Scripture and Tradition; 3. Faith, Tradition, and the Interpretation of Scripture; PART II: Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture; Chapter 4-The World Behind the Text: History, Imagination, and the Revelatory Text; A. Reformulating the Question of the "Historical Jesus"; B. The Text and Its Subject Matter; C. The Paschal Imagination as Agent and Object of the Revelatory Text. D. The Relation Among the Three Levels: Actual, Historical, and ProclaimedE. Implications for Interpretation of the Relation of the Text to Its Subject Matter: The Problem of Methodology; 1. The Terminology; 2. Various Methodological Approaches to the Text; a. Historical Approaches; b. Literary Approaches; c. Psychological and Sociological Approaches; d. Ideology Criticism Approaches; e. Theological, Religious, and Spirituality Approaches; 3. Exegesis, Criticism, and Hermeneutics; a. Exegesis; b. Criticism; c. Hermeneutics; F. Conclusion. Chapter 5-The World of the Text: Witness, Language, and the Revelatory TextA. Introduction; B. The Text as Witness; 1. When Is Recourse to a Witness Necessary?; 2. Who Can Testify?; 3. What Is Testimony?; 4. How Does Testifying Occur?; C. The Text as Language; 1. General Characteristics of Language; 2. The Text as Written Discourse; a. The Analogy of Written Discourse with Dialogue; b. Inscription and Distanciation; c. Ideal Meaning Versus Authorial Intention; d. The Text as Art Object and as Work of Art; e. The Text as Classic; D. Methodology and the Revelatory Text.
Responsibility: Sandra M. Schneiders.
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