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Biblical Hermeneutics,
Interpretation, & Authority of Scripture

Holger Szesnat

"What's New on this Site?"

August 13, 2006: Am slowly introducing a re-jigged bookshelf section, broken down into several distinct pages.

April 29, 2006: Have refreshed the links on the bookshelf page.

February 11, 2006: Started two new pages (as yet incomplete): Early Jewish interpretation and hermeneutics, and Early Christian interpretation and hermeneutics. Dropped the "Old Testament in the New Testament" page (merged with "Early Christian interpretation"). Also: added a few items:

Canon

Bowley, J E & J C Reeves n.d. Rethinking the Concept of "Bible": Some Theses and Proposals. http://www.uncc.edu/jcreeves/bowley-reeves.pdf new11/02/06

Early Jewish interpretation and hermeneutics:

Instone-Brewer, D 2002. Theology of Hermeneutics. http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/Tyndale/staff/Instone-Brewer/TheolHermeneutics.htm new11/02/06

Knight, J 2000. The Mystical Understanding in the Ascension of Isiah. Society of Biblical Literature, Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism Group. http://www.iwu.edu/~religion/ejcm/Knight.html new11/02/06

Morray-Jones, C R A 2000. The Exegete Goes to Heaven: How Visionaries Read Visions. Society of Biblical Literature, Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism Group. http://www.iwu.edu/~religion/ejcm/Morray-Jones.htm new11/02/06

Paltiel, E n.d. Jewish Self-Understanding in the Early Centuries of the Common Era. http://www.jcrelations.net/en/?id=773 new11/02/06

Wansbrough, H 2002. Jewish Methods of Exegesis in the New Testament (Paper for the Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1999). http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sben0056/JewishExegesisintheNewTestament-rome.htm new11/02/06

Wansbrough, H n.d. The New Israel: The Community of Matthew and the Community of Qumran (Developed from a Version Published in Studien Zum Neuen Testament Und Seiner Umwelt, 25 [2000] 8-22.).http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sben0056/matthewandqumran/matthewandqumran.htm OR http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sben0056/matthewandqumran/matthewandqumran.pdf new11/02/06

Early Christian interpretation and hermeneutics

Blomberg, C L 2002. Interpreting Old Testament Prophetic Literature in Matthew: Double Fulfilment. Trinity Journal 23(1), 17-33. http://www.beginningwithmoses.org/articles/mattclb.htm new11/02/06

Moyise, S 2003. The Old Testament in the New Testament: Models for Interpretation / Die Ou Testament in Die Nuwe Testament: Interpretasiemodelle. In die Skriflig 37, 131-142. http://www.ucc.ac.uk/theology/html/Moyise%20Models%20for%20Interpretation.htm new11/02/06

Moyise, S 2005. Intertextuality and Historical Approaches to the Use of Scripture in the New Testament. Verbum et Ecclesia 26, 447-458. http://www.ucc.ac.uk/theology/html/Moyise%20Intertextuality%20Verbum.doc new11/02/06

Wansbrough, H 2002. Jewish Methods of Exegesis in the New Testament (Paper for the Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1999). http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sben0056/JewishExegesisintheNewTestament-rome.htm new11/02/06

Wansbrough, H n.d. The New Israel: The Community of Matthew and the Community of Qumran (Developed from a Version Published in Studien Zum Neuen Testament Und Seiner Umwelt, 25 [2000] 8-22.).http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sben0056/matthewandqumran/matthewandqumran.htm OR http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sben0056/matthewandqumran/matthewandqumran.pdf new11/02/06

Literary Theory and Criticism

Berghahn, K L 1979. Wortkunst Ohne Geschichte: Zur Werkimmanenten Methode Der Germanistik Nach 1945. Monatshefte für deutschen Unterricht, deutsche Sprache und Literatur 71(4), 387-. http://www.uni-essen.de/literaturwissenschaft-aktiv/Vorlesungen/gegenstand/berghahn2.doc new11/02/06

Bogdal, K-M 1995. Kann Interpretieren Sünde Sein? Literaturwissenschaft Zwischen Sakraler Poetik Und Profaner Texttheorie. In: H Bay & C Hamann (eds). Ideologie Nach Ihrem 'Ende': Gesellschaftskritik Zwischen Marxismus Und Postmoderne. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag. http://www.uni-essen.de/literaturwissenschaft-aktiv/Vorlesungen/hermeneutik/bogdal.doc new11/02/06

Bowie, A 1997. From Romanticism to Critical Theory: The Philosophy of German Literary Theory. London: Routledge. http://shop.ebrary.com new11/02/06

Marginalised Readings, Liberation theology...

Draper, J A 2002. "Less Literate Are Safer": The Politics of Orality and Literacy in Biblical Interpretation. Anglican Theological Review. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3818/is_200204/ai_n9069707/print new11/02/06

Methods of interpretation

Anderson, B W 1985. Biblical Theology and Sociological Interpretation. Theology Today 42(3), 292-306. http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/oct1985/v42-3-article2.htm new11/02/06

Philosophical hermeneutics

Krajewski, B (ed) 2004. Gadamer's Repercussions: Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics. Berkeley: University of California Press. http://shop.ebrary.com new11/02/06

Makkreel, R A & F Rodi (eds) 1996. Wilhelm Dilthey Selected Works, Vol. 4: Hermeneutics and the Study of History. Princeton: Princeton University Press. http://shop.ebrary.com new11/02/06

Smith, N H 1997. Strong Hermeneutics: Contingency and Moral Identity. London: Routledge. http://shop.ebrary.com new11/02/06

Wood, D (ed) 1991. On Paul Ricoeur: Narrative and Interpretation. (Warwick Studies in Philosophy and Literature.) London: Routledge. http://shop.ebrary.com new11/02/06

Theological hermeneutics

Brueggemann, W 1995. Preaching as Reimagination. Theology Today 52(3), 313-329. http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/oct1995/v52-3-article1.htm new11/02/06

Brueggemann, W 2000. A Journey: Attending to the Abyss. The Bible in Transmission Spring 2000, 6-8. http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/l3.php?id=304 new11/02/06

Brueggemann, W & J A Wortman 2002. The Gospel Vs. Scripture? Biblical Theology and the Debate About Rites of Blessing: An Interview with Walter Brueggemann. The Witness 85(10). http://thewitness.org/archive/nov2002/brueggemann.html new11/02/06

Froehlich, K 1981. Biblical Hermeneutics on the Move. Word & World 1(2), 140-152. http://www.luthersem.edu/word&world/Archives/1-2_Scripture/1-2_Froehlich.pdf new11/02/06

Hanson, P D 1980. The Responsibility of Biblical Theology to Communities of Faith. Theology Today 37(1), 39-50. http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/apr1980/v37-1-article3.htm new11/02/06


January 1, 2006: Added 20+ new items on the bibliographic lists linked on the public page, namely:

Authority of Scripture

Blount, B 2000. The Last Word on Biblical Authority (Address to the 2000 Covenant Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa, November 3, 2000). http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/blount.html

Brueggemann, W 2000. Biblical Authority: A Personal Reflection (Address to the 2000 Covenant Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa, November 3, 2000). http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/brueggemann.html

Placher, W C 2000. Struggling with Scripture (Address to the 2000 Covenant Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa, November 3, 2000). http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/placher.html

History of Interpretation

Decock, P 2005. On the Value of Pre-Modern Interpretation of Scripture for Contemporary Biblical Studies. Neotestamentica 39(1), 57-74. http://www.neotestamentica.net

Literary Theory

García Landa, J Á 1990. Narrative Theory. Zaragossa: University of Zaragossa. http://www.unizar.es/departamentos/filologia_inglesa/garciala/publicaciones/narrativetheory/0.Introduction.htm

García Landa, J Á 1991. Authorial Intention in Literary Hermeneutics: On Two American Theories. Miscelánea 12, 61-92. http://www.unizar.es/departamentos/filologia_inglesa/garciala/publicaciones/intention.html

García Landa, J Á 2004. Hypercritica: A Hypertextual History of Literary Theory and Citicism. http://www.unizar.es/departamentos/filologia_inglesa/garciala/hypercritica/00.Hypercritica.html

Marginalised Readings, Liberation Theology, etc.

Institute for the Study of the Bible, Worker Ministry Project & G West n.d. Doing Contextual Bible Study: A Resource Manual. http://www.hs.unp.ac.za/theology/isb/Contextual%20Bible%20Study.pdf

Vasanthakumar, N n.d. Rereading Scripture: A Hermeneutical Process. http://www.warc.ch/dp/walk/bible/

Methods of Interpretation

Barton, J 2003. Biblical Studies Today. The Reader(Spring 2003). http://www.sahs-info.org/pdf/johnbartonarticle.pdf

Bulkeley, T n.d. Ancien Testament: Méthodes D'étude. http://www.bible3.com

Philosophical Hermeneutics

Afaki, A R n.d. From Biblical to General Hermeneutics: A Historical-Thematic Development. http://www.renaissance.com.pk/decrecol20.htm

Capurro, R 2000. Hermeneutik Im Vorblick: Einführung in Die Angeletik. http://www.capurro.de/hermwww.html

Kim, H-T P 2004. Konstruktive Dekonstruktion? Zur Theologischen Rezeption Jacques Derridas Im Deutschsprachigen Raum. PhD diss. Universität Freiburg. http://deposit.ddb.de/cgi-bin/dokserv?idn=970337906

Sexuality, the Bible, and Hermeneutics

Anon. 2005. To Set Our Hope in Christ:A Response to the Invitation of Windsor Report §135. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/ToSetOurHopeOnChrist.pdf

Countryman, L W 2003. Jesus Interprets the Scriptures. http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/countryman.htm

Johnson, L T 2004. Sexuality and the Holiness of the Church. http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/ltjohnson-04.html

Myers, C D n.d. Homosexuality and the Bible: A Consideration of Pertinent Passages. http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/cmyers.pdf

Theological Hermeneutics

Callahan, J 1997. The Bible Says: Evangelical and Postliberal Biblicism. Theology Today 53(4), 449-463. http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/jan1997/v53-4-article2.htm

Rogers, J 1998. Reading the Bible: The Presbyterian Way. http://www.covenantnetwork.org/sermon&papers;/rogerstalk.html

Sanders, E P 2005. Paul, Context and Scripture: An Interview. Journal of Philosophy and Scripture 2(1). http://philosophyandscripture.org/Issue2-2/Sanders/Sanders.html


June 6, 2005: Added the 'bookshelf page' again; it turns out that some people like it after all, though nobody wants to buy through it. Ah well. Also: some cosmetic changes to help those who work at screen resolution of 800*600. Some more cosmetics to do later.

April 22, 2005: Removed 'bookshelf page': there were no takers, and it simply takes too long to do this well. Cosmetic change: since tables can take a relatively long time to load, I have re-written the pages with table-less CSS design.

April 16, 2005: A few changes on the public pages: additions to the lists for "marginalised readings"; "philosophical hermeneutics"; and "theological hermeneutics".

February 18, 2005: A few more texts; I have also amalgamated the two documents "marginalised readings" and "liberation theology" into a single "marginalise / liberation / postcolonial" type section: it got too hard to decide what to put where. Also added a temporary notice on the front page advertising Gerald West's "Bray lectures" in the UK.

February 16, 2005: Added a few more links to various pages, and also an updated version of the endnote library on the public page.

February 13, 2005: Added some links to the special page on Bible and sexuality.

February 8, 2005: Added a new page: the BOOKSHELF, which offers a list of books (not online) which I recommend for study. Links to major online stores are provided, as are short comments.

February 7, 2005: Added about 20 documents / sites to the public lists. All new entries are marked with a flashing marker: new and the date I added them.

September 11, 2004: Added about 50 documents / sites to the public lists. All new entries are marked with a flashing marker: new and the date I added them.

April 14, 2004: Added a google.com-based search page for this site.

April 13, 2004: Update of the Endnote library file for hermeneutics (see Public Page). Added a site counter.

April 12, 2004: Minor update of the "sexuality, hermeneutics and the Bible" special file. See Public Page.

April 11, 2004: Update of the "sexuality, hermeneutics and the Bible" special file. See Public Page.

April 9, 2004: New layout of entire site. Main pages written from scratch in simple XHTML 1.0.


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