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Overview The Global Bible Commentary invites its users to expand their horizon by reading the Bible with scholars from all over the world and from different religious persuasions. These scholars have approaches and concerns that often are poles apart. Yet they share two basic convictions: biblical interpretation always matters; and reading the Bible "with others" is highly rewarding. Each of the short commentaries of the Global Bible Commentary is a readily accessible guide for reading a biblical book. Written for undergraduate and seminary students and their teachers, as well as for pastors, priests, and Adult Sunday School classes, it introduces the users to the main features of the biblical book and its content. Yet each short commentary does more. It also brings us a precious gift, namely the opportunity of reading this biblical book as if for the first time. By making explicit the specific context and the concerns from which she/he reads the Bible, the scholar points out to us the significance of aspects of the biblical text that we simply took for granted or overlooked.
The Global Bible Commentary" invites its users to expand their horizon by reading the Bible with scholars from all over the world and from different religious persuasions. These scholars have approaches and concerns that often are poles apart. Yet they share two basic convictions: biblical interpretation always matters; and reading the Bible with others is highly rewarding.
Each of the short commentaries of the Global Bible Commentary "is a readily accessible guide for reading a biblical book. Written for undergraduate and seminary students and their teachers, as well as for pastors, priests, and Adult Sunday School classes, it introduces the users to the main features of the biblical book and its content.
Yet each short commentary does more. It also brings us a precious gift, namely the opportunity of reading this biblical book as if for the first time. By making explicit the specific context and the concerns from which she/he reads the Bible, the scholar points out to us the significance of aspects of the biblical text that we simply took for granted or overlooked.
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If any book demonstrates the value of cultural criticism and the importance of particularity in interpretation, this is it Scholars from diverse social locations in every continent bring their distinctive context to bear on the act of interpreting. In so doing, they shed eye-opening light on the biblical texts. The resulting critical dialogue with the Bible exposes the oppressive as well as the liberating dynamics of the texts while at the same time showing how the Bible might address the social, political, cultural, and economic dynamics of our world today. This collection can change the way you read the Bible scholars and students, clergy and laity alike.
-David Rhoads, Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL
Contributors: Daniel Patte, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. A French Huguenot (Eglise Reformee de France), he taught two years in Congo-Brazzaville, and read the Bible with people in France, Switzerland, South Africa, Botswana, the Philippines, as well as in the USA. His publications include books on hermeneutics and semiotics (such as "Early Jewish Hermeneutics, "1975; "The Religious Dimensions of Biblical Texts, "1990); on Paul and Matthew (such as "Paul's Faith and the Power of the Gospel," 1983; "The Gospel according to Matthew: A Structural Commentary on Matthew's Faith," 1987), as well as, most directly related to the GBC, "Ethics of Biblical Interpretation "(1995), "The Challenge of Discipleship" (1999), "Reading Israel in Romans: Legitimacy and Plausibility of Divergent Interpretations "(ed. with Cristina Grenholm, 2000), "The Gospel of Matthew: A Contextual Introduction "(with Monya Stubbs, Justin Ukpong, and Revelation Velunta, 2003). Jose Severino Croatto, . Professor of Exegesis, Hebrew, and Religious Studies, at Instituto Superior Evangelico de Estudios Teologicos (ISEDET). A contributor to "Revista" "de" "Interpretacion" "Biblica" "Latinoamericana" (= "RIBLA") and the Movement of Popular Reading of the Bible, he published 22 books, including three volumes on hermeneutics, "Exodus, A Hermeneutics of Freedom "(1981); "Biblical Hermeneutics. Toward a Theory of Reading as the Production of Meaning "(1987); "Hermeneutica Practica. ""Los principios de la hermeneutica biblica en ejemplos" (2002); three volumes on Genesis 1-11 (1974; 1986; 1997), the last one, "Exilio y sobrevivencia. Tradiciones contraculturales en el Pentateuco"; three volumes on the book of Isaiah (1988; 1994; 2001), the last one, "Imaginar el futuro. ""Estructura retorica y querigma del Tercer Isaias "(Isaias 56-66); two volumes on Religious Studies (1994; 2002), the last one, "Experiencia de lo sagrado y tradiciones religiosas. Estudio de fenomenologia de la religion" (2002). Rev. Dr. Nicole Wilkinson Duran, after teaching New Testament in the USA, South Africa (Zululand), in Turkey, is currently teaching part-time at Rosemont College and Villanova University, and with her husband raising twin sons in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She has published articles on topics ranging from gender and race in Esther, to the unread Bible in Toni Morrison s novels, to body symbolism in the story of John the Baptist s execution, and edited (with G. Phillips) "Reading Communities Reading Scripture" (2002). She is an ordained Presbyterian minister and does occasional preaching and adult Christian education. Teresa Okure, SHCJ, a graduate from the University of Ibadan, La Sorbonne, Ecole Biblique of Jerusalem, and Fordham University (Ph.D.), is Professor of New Testament and Gender Hermeneutics at the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is or has been a member of the executive committees of several associations, including EATWOT (Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, as Executive Secretary), the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS), and the Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS). She published more than 100 articles and six books including "The Johannine Approach to Mission: a Contextual Study of John 4:1-42" (1988), ed. "Evaluating the Inculturation of Christianity in Africa "(1990) and ed. "To Cast Fire upon the Earth: Bible and Mission. Collaborating in Today s Multicultural Global Context" (2000). Archie Chi_Chung Lee, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. A specialist of cross-textual hermeneutics, especially Chinese text and the post-exilic biblical tradition. He is the author of several books including "A Commentary on the Book of Koheleth," (in Chinese 1990), "Doing Theology with Asian Resources: Ten Years in the Formation of Living Theology in Asia "(1993, ed.) and "Interpretation of the Megilloth" (in Ch
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.6" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Dec 16, 2004
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687064031 ISBN13 9780687064038
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More About Daniel Patte
Gary A. Phillips is Professor of Religion at the University of the South. Nicole Wilkinson Duran is Adjunct Instructor at Rosemont College and Villanova University, USA.
Daniel Patte has an academic affiliation as follows - Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.
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BUYER BEWARE (PURE RUBBISH) May 26, 2008
I am a moderately liberal Episcopalian. As such, I always considered myself to be open-minded, but these commentaries seem totally radical to me. If you are looking for cutting edge interpretation, look to the New Interpreters commentaries or New Interpreters Study Bible, also published by Abingdon. Abingdon is a publishing arm of the United Methodist Church. I am very surprised they were interested in publishing the Global Bible Commentary -- this book leans so far left it nearly falls off the left side of the chart!! HarperCollins Study Bible and HarperCollins Commentary are also worth looking into.
Wonderful Commentary Nov 8, 2007
This is a great commentary on the Bible. You hear from a variety of voices throughout the world. It is very helpful in understanding the Bible in a completely different context than US American Empire. I highly reccomend it--it will preach!
Global perhaps, commentary, not! Jul 12, 2006
I bought this book to review as a potential classroom text.
It is a jumble of ways to misuse the Bible to support modern revisionist theology.
According to this book, inclusiveness, cultural relativism and subjective morality are the primary message of the Bible.
Other topics which pass for biblical commentary include Interclass power struggles, feminist identity and the misogynist patriarchal society, liberation theology, etc
Unless you are really interested in far left apologetics, save your money.
Global Bible Commentary Oct 21, 2005
I got the item very soon after placing my order. And the item is in very good condition although it is from the used item list.