Seeing the Word

Refocusing New Testament Study
Author(s): Markus Bockmuehl
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2006
Product Number: EB00091037
Released: Oct 25, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441206909
Publisher: Baker Academic
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At a time of deep disagreements about the nature and purpose of academic biblical studies, Markus Bockmuehl advocates the recovery of a plural but common conversation on the subject of what the New Testament is about. Seeing the Word begins with an assessment of current New Testament studies, identifying both persistent challenges and some promising proposals. Subsequent chapters explore two such proposals. First, ground for common conversation lies in taking seriously the readers and readings the text implies. Second, Bockmuehl explores the text's early effective history by a study of apostolic memory in the early church. All serious students of the Bible and theology will find much of interest, and much to discuss, in this first volume in the Studies in Theological Interpretation series.