Item description for Written Also for Our Sake: Paul and the Art of Biblical Interpretation by James W. Aageson...
Overview Aageson likens interpretation to a conversation and uses Paul as a model for illustrating this. Aageson gives four case studies of Paul conversing with Scripture: Paul's use of Abraham texts, his understanding of Israel, his use of the figure of Adam, and his seeing Christ as a figure by which all traditions are understood in new ways.
Publishers Description In this book, James Aageson likens interpretation to a conversation and uses Paul as a model for illustrating this. In Paul's case, interpretation is a conversation between Paul and scripture. Aageson gives four case studies of Paul conversing with scripture: Paul's use of Abraham texts, his understanding of Israel, his use of the figure of Adam, and his seeing Christ as a figure by which all traditions are understood in new ways.
As a Jew, Paul learned the skills of biblical interpretation and placed them in the service of a christological and ecclesiological message. For Paul, scriptural texts had integrity and generated a message for his own time and situation.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 6" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1993
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 066425361X ISBN13 9780664253615
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More About James W. Aageson
James W. Aageson is professor of religion and chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He specializes in the study of early Judaism, Paul, and the history of the early church. He has traveled and studied widely in the countries where Christianity first developed. Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Canada. He has authored numerous volumes, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament and The Book of Romans: A Grammatical-Rhetorical Commentary and is editor of the Library of Pauline Studies.
James W. Aageson currently resides in the state of Minnesota. James W. Aageson was born in 1947.