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Title: The Canonical Approach: A Critical Reconstruction of the Hermeneutics of Brevard S Childs
Author: Noble, P R
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1995
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004101517
Volumes: 1; Pages: vi, 381
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The Canonical Approach makes a detailed assessment of Brevard Childs' "canonical approach" to biblical interpretation.A careful analysis of Childs' work identifies a number of historical, hermeneutical, and theological issues that are central both to Childs' programme and to the wider methodological debate. These include the adequacy of the historical-critical tools, their relationship to the more recent, "synchronic" approaches, the role of the interpreter's own presuppositions, the viability of working from a specific faith-commitment, and ways in which the ancient texts can 'speak' to the modern Church. After an incisive discussion of these questions it is suggested how Childs' programme can be set on a sounder methodological basis.This book is particularly notable for its clarification of Childs' approach, and for its original solutions to a number of central methodological problems."... the illuminating account of Childs makes this a useful contribution to the debate."--Walter Moberly, The Expository times, 1996.