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First Theology: God, Scripture and Hermeneutics (Kevin J Vanhoozer) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2002) 9780830826810
First Theology: God, Scripture and Hermeneutics (Kevin J Vanhoozer) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2002) 9780830826810
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Title: First Theology: God, Scripture and Hermeneutics

Author: Vanhoozer, Kevin J

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9780830826810

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

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"This is a book on theological hermeneutics. It is a plea for being hermeneutical about theology and for being theological about hermeneutics. It is an argument for treating the questions of God, Scripture and hermeneutics as one problem. This one problem defines what I call 'first theology.' " (from the preface)In thirteen chapters, Kevin Vanhoozer explores various dimensions of doing first theology and illuminates not only how we can talk about God but how we can begin with the Word of God and act on the basis of that Word. Blazing a pathway for recovering the unity of biblical studies and theological reflection, he addresses the challenges presented by the contemporary so-called postmodern situation, especially deconstructionism. Not only does a way of doing God-centered biblical interpretation come to light through Vanhoozer's explorations, but the triune identity of a God who is communicative, loving and sovereign also comes into focus.This is a book for students, pastors and teachers who have an interest in the character of God, the nature of Scripture, Christian theology, our approach to hermeneutics and how they are all necessarily interrelated to the glory of God.Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsPreface: First Thoughts1. First Theology: Meditations in a Postmodern ToolshedPart One: God2. Does the Trinity Belong in a Theology of Religions? On Angling in the Rubicon & the "Identity" of God3. The Love of God: Its Place, Meaning & Function in Systematic Theology4. Effectual Call or Causal Effect? Summons, Sovereignty & Supervenient GracePart Two: Scripture5. God's Mighty Speech Acts: The Doctrine of Scripture Today6. From Speech Acts to Scripture Acts: The Covenant of Discourse & the Discourse of the CovenantPart Three: Hermeneutics7. The Spirit of Understanding: Special Revelation & General Hermeneutics8. The Reader at the Well: Responding to John 49. The Hermeneutics of I-Witness Testimony: John 21:20-24 & the Death of the Author10. Body Piercing, the Natural Sense & the Task of Theological Interpretation: A Hermeneutical Homily on John 19:3411. The World Well Staged? Theology, Culture & Hermeneutics12. The Trials of Truth: Mission, Martyrdom & the Epistemology of the CrossIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects
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