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By David Lyle Jeffrey

In Houses of the Interpreter, David Lyle Jeffrey explores the terrain of the cultural heritage of biblical interpretation. yet Jeffrey doesn't in simple terms relaxation content material to chart biblical scholarship and the way it has either inspired and been stimulated by way of tradition. in its place, he chooses to concentration upon the "art" of Biblical interpretation―how sculptors, musicians, poets, novelists, and painters have "read" the Bible. via so doing, Jeffrey truly demonstrates that such cultural interpretation has deepened the church's knowing of the Bible as Scripture and that, remarkably, this cultural examining has contributed to theology and the perform of religion. Jeffrey's chapters successfully root the theological concerns vital to any hermeneutical company (e.g., Scriptural authority, narrative, the outdated testomony as Christian Scripture, the function of the reader, gender, and postmodernism) in particular authors and artists (e.g., Chaucer, Bosch, Sir Orfeo, C. S. Lewis)―and he does this in consistent dialog with literature, either jap and western.

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