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Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Today's biblical interpreter, whether scholar, student, or pastor, is faced with a plethora of philosophies and methods for interpreting Scripture. Postmodern trends have emphasized one's community identity in shaping interpretation, leading to differing conclusions. In addition, modern biblical interpretation has too often been characteriz… Read more…

Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament features Key articles from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, which introduced significant names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. The articles, authored by leading scholars, provide a history of interpretation and cover major theological id… Read more…

Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-By Book Survey

Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-By Book Survey

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Theological Interpretation of the New Testament features Key articles from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, which introduced significant names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. The articles, authored by leading scholars, provide a history of interpretation and cover major theological id… Read more…

The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis

The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis

by Randy Alcorn, Douglas Wilson, John Piper, David Mathis, Philip Graham Ryken and Kevin J. Vanhoozer

<p><strong>“We are far too easily pleased.”</strong></p> <p><span>C. S. Lewis stands as one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century. His commitment to the life of the mind </span><span>and</span><span> the life of the heart is evident in classics like the Chronicles of Narnia… Read more…

Whatever Happened to Truth?

Whatever Happened to Truth?

by Andreas J. Köstenberger, R. Albert MohlerJr., Kevin J. Vanhoozer and J. P. Moreland

'Here is an anomaly: Christians outside the West dying because they believe their faith is true and Christians inside the West doffing their hats to the idea and then looking the other way! This book explores what it should mean to say that Christians know the truth, doing so in ways that are searching, sure-footed, biblically convinc… Read more…

Communion with the Triune God (Foreword by Kevin J. Vanhoozer)

Communion with the Triune God (Foreword by Kevin J. Vanhoozer)

by Justin Taylor, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, John Owen and Kelly M. Kapic

<p>Does it make a difference that the God Christians claim to worship has revealed himself as triune-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Does this fundamental truth of biblical authority have an effect on a believer's personal fellowship with God?</p> <p>Puritan theologian John Owen recognized the great need for every believer to understa… Read more…

Everyday Theology (Cultural Exegesis): How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

Everyday Theology (Cultural Exegesis): How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson and Michael J. Sleasman

Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, theology is not just for Sundays, and it's not just for professional theologians. Everyday Theology teaches all Christians how to get the theological lay of the land. It enables them to become more conscious of the culture they… Read more…

Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic for Theological Interpretation

Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic for Theological Interpretation

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, A. K. M. Adam, Stephen Fowl, Francis Watson and Stephen E Fowl

Theological interpretation of the Bible is key to the health and vitality as well as the belief and practice of the church. Just how it is done has been the subject of much discussion and debate over the centuries. In Reading Scripture with the Church, four leading biblical scholars make the case for theological interpretation. Each author is given the oppor… Read more…

The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision

The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision

by Owen Strachan and Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their congregations think… Read more…

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition Scenes of the Church's Worship, Witness and Wisdom

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition Scenes of the Church's Worship, Witness and Wisdom

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Many Christians are held captive by a picture of the imagination as a purveyor of false images, prone to idolatry. We live in a society fixated on images that have little or no significance. We are surrounded by models of the world that are not in touch with any truth outside of themselves. But we lack the resources to see and imagine things differently. … Read more…

Biblical Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity

Biblical Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

How the Five Solas Can Renew Biblical InterpretationIn recent years, notable scholars have argued that the Protestant Reformation unleashed interpretive anarchy on the church. Is it time to consider the Reformation to be a 500-year experiment gone wrong?World-renowned evangelical theologian Kevin Vanhoozer thinks not. While he sees recent critiques as legiti… Read more…

Was the Reformation a Mistake?

Was the Reformation a Mistake?

by Matthew Levering and Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Was the Reformation a mistake?In its actual historical context, it hardly seems fair to call the Reformation a 'mistake.' In 1517, the Church was in need of a spiritual and theological reform. The issues raised by Renaissance humanism - and by the profound corruption of the Church's leaders, the Avignon papacy, and the Great Schism in the fourtee… Read more…