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Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

Christopher Bryan and David Landon

Abstract

Listening to the Bible considers the present divorce between much academic study of the Bible and the church, and traces the history of modern approaches to the Bible, particularly “historical criticism,” noting its successes and failures—among the latter, notably, that it has been no more able to protect its practitioners from (in Benjamin Jowett’s phrase) “bringing to the text what they found there” than were the openly faith-based approaches of earlier generations. Drawing on a wide knowledge of literature and literary critical theory, and the insights of major literary critics ... More

Keywords: Bible, Church, Academy, Hermeneutic, Creed

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336593
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336593.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Bryan, author
University of the South

David Landon, author