Thursday, February 23, 2006

Use of the Bible: Essay Proposal

7 Epiphany
6 Hilary

Okay, critters, here's my other proposal. It's not made it past my tutors yet, so it could change. Any thoughts? Comments on bibliography? Suggestions?

Allowing our Hearts to Burn: Luke 24 as Theology and Model for the Church's Submission to Scripture as God's Story

N.T. Wright has suggested understanding the authority of Scripture in terms of enabling the Church to live out of and improvise the ongoing narrative of God's saving purposes for the world. I will discuss some of the benefits and difficulties of such an understanding of authority and explore creative ways in which Christians might appropriate and 'improvise' from to the narrative, specifically by examining some approaches to the Emmaus theophany in ancient, modern and postmodern biblical hermeneutics, as well as art and literature


Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation
Gerald Bray, Biblical Interpretation Past and Present
N.T. Wright, Scripture and the Authority of God; The New Testament and the People of God
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach To Christian Theology
Samuel Wells, Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics
Ellen Davis and Richard Hays, The Art of Reading Scripture
Francis Young, The Art of Performance
Richard Bauckham, Bible and Mission
Gerard Loughlin, Telling God's story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology

Wright's bibliography in Scripture and the Authority of God suggests

A.C. Thiselton, New Horizons in Hermeneutics
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Divine Discourse
Francis Watson, Text and Truth; Text, Church and World
Frances Young, The Art of Performance
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Is there a meaning in this text?; First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics
Gerard Loughlin, Telling God's story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology
Stephen Fowl, Engaging Scripture
Wm. J. Abraham, Canon and Criterion
John Webster, Holy Scripture
Richard J. Bauckham: The Bible in politics; God and the Crisis of Freedom; Bible and Mission.
Telford Work, Living and Active
David L. Jeffries, Houses of the Interpreter
Ed. Craig Bartholomew (Zondervan/Paternoster): Between Two Horizons; Renewing Biblical Interpretation; After Pentecost; Royal Priesthood; Behind the Text; Out of Egypt.

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Expax said...

Luke 24 has always been a popular text for individuals who practice allegory throughout the history of the church. This might be a very good place to start. I think I read something on the lines of what you are looking for in a book that was called (or something close to it) "Figural Reading and Fashioning of Identity". Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I think it sounds great! i have been growing a much stronger appreciation of that text over the past couple weeks. I think you should do it, and send me a copy when you're done so I can plagarize it when I finally go to big-boy school.


Kyle said...


You got it, Mike.

Thanks, Ben.