The Letter and Spirit of Biblical Interpretation

From the Early Church to Modern Practice
Author(s): Keith D. Stanglin
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2018
Product Number: EB00719054
Released: Aug 21, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493414307
Publisher: Baker Academic
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For the better part of fifteen centuries, Christians read Scripture on two complementary levels, the literal and the spiritual. In the modern period, the spiritual sense gradually became marginalized in favor of the literal sense. The Bible came to be read and interpreted like any other book. This brief, accessible introduction to the history of biblical interpretation examines key turning points and figures and argues for a retrieval of the premodern spiritual habits of reading Scripture.

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