Taught by God

by Brandon D. Smith

Taught by God

by Brandon D. Smith

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In Taught by God, theologian Brandon D. Smith invites modern Christians to rediscover the early church’s approach to biblical interpretation, not just as an historical relic but as a vibrant means of understanding the Bible today.

Taught by God

by Brandon D. Smith

Taught by God, eBook

by Brandon D. Smith

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In Taught by God, theologian Brandon D. Smith invites modern Christians to rediscover the early church’s approach to biblical interpretation, not just as an historical relic but as a vibrant means of understanding the Bible today.

Overview

In Taught by God, theologian Brandon D. Smith invites modern Christians to rediscover the early church’s approach to biblical interpretation, not just as an historical relic but as a vibrant means of understanding the Bible today. Smith introduces three “sensibilities” that Christians throughout church history have shared: a concern for Scripture’s very words, its theological and Christological unity, and its importance for the church. Through biblical and historical examples, Taught by God challenges the modern church to read and interpret Scripture with the great cloud of historical witnesses.

Short, easy-to-understand, and extensively researched, Taught by God invites readers to discover further riches in Scripture. These riches take Scripture’s divine inspiration and the Christian tradition’s reflections on Scripture seriously in order to inspire ever-greater worship of the ultimate author of all Scripture.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Being Taught by God

PART 1: Retrieving Premodern Sensibilities
1. A (Very Brief) History of Interpretation
2. Which Way Do the Words Go?: Letter and History
3. How Does the Bible Fit Together?: Theological and Christological Unity
4. How Then Should We Live?: Personal and Ecclesial Communion with God
5. Moving Forward by Looking Back: Three Reasons to Retrieve the Christian Tradition

PART 2: Practicing the Sensibilities
6. The Judgment of Death and the Staff of Life: Numbers 16–17
7. A New Priesthood and Covenant to Come: Malachi 1–2
8. Eternal Manna and Water: John 7
9. Incarnate for Image-Bearers: Hebrews 2

Conclusion: Ancient Hermeneutics for the Modern Church
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

Overview

In Taught by God, theologian Brandon D. Smith invites modern Christians to rediscover the early church’s approach to biblical interpretation, not just as an historical relic but as a vibrant means of understanding the Bible today. Smith introduces three “sensibilities” that Christians throughout church history have shared: a concern for Scripture’s very words, its theological and Christological unity, and its importance for the church. Through biblical and historical examples, Taught by God challenges the modern church to read and interpret Scripture with the great cloud of historical witnesses.

Short, easy-to-understand, and extensively researched, Taught by God invites readers to discover further riches in Scripture. These riches take Scripture’s divine inspiration and the Christian tradition’s reflections on Scripture seriously in order to inspire ever-greater worship of the ultimate author of all Scripture.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Being Taught by God

PART 1: Retrieving Premodern Sensibilities
1. A (Very Brief) History of Interpretation
2. Which Way Do the Words Go?: Letter and History
3. How Does the Bible Fit Together?: Theological and Christological Unity
4. How Then Should We Live?: Personal and Ecclesial Communion with God
5. Moving Forward by Looking Back: Three Reasons to Retrieve the Christian Tradition

PART 2: Practicing the Sensibilities
6. The Judgment of Death and the Staff of Life: Numbers 16–17
7. A New Priesthood and Covenant to Come: Malachi 1–2
8. Eternal Manna and Water: John 7
9. Incarnate for Image-Bearers: Hebrews 2

Conclusion: Ancient Hermeneutics for the Modern Church
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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  • ISBN:
    9781087752730
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    03/01/2024
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