Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution by Jaroslav Pelikan
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Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution
By Jaroslav Pelikan

Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution

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Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution by Jaroslav Pelikan

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Both the Bible and the Constitution have the status of "Great Code," but each of these important texts is controversial as well as enigmatic. They are asked to speak to situations that their authors could not have anticipated on their own. In this book, one of our greatest religious historians brings his vast knowledge of the history of biblical interpretation to bear on the question of constitutional interpretation. Jaroslav Pelikan compares the methods by which the official interpreters of the Bible and the Constitution-the Christian Church and the Supreme Court, respectively-have approached the necessity of interpreting, and reinterpreting, their important texts. In spite of obvious differences, both texts require close, word-by-word exegesis, an awareness of opinions that have gone before, and a willingness to ask new questions of old codes, Pelikan observes. He probes for answers to the question of what makes something authentically "constitutional" or "biblical," and he demonstrates how an understanding of either biblical interpretation or constitutional interpretation can illuminate the other in important ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300102673
ISBN-10: 0300102674
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Charts the theological defense of icons during the Iconoclastic controversies of the eighth and ninth centuries, whose high point came in AD 787, when the Second Council of Nicaea restored the cult of images in the church. This title demonstrates how the dogmas of the Trinity and the Incarnation eventually provided the basic rationale for images.

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One of the world's leading theologians offers important insights into the history and significance of Christian creeds.

Jesus Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan Jesus Through the Centuries, Paperback (December 1999)

A discussion about how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and teachings the answers to fundamental questions of human life and destiny. It studies the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages, suggesting that the depictions are key to understanding each era.

Mysticism of Paul the Apostle by Jaroslav Pelikan Mysticism of Paul the Apostle, Paperback (November 1998)

The hard-won recognition that divine authority and human freedom ultimately cannot be in conflict must never be taken for granted, and the irony that the thought of Paul has repeatedly been invoked to undo that recognition truly does make this insight one of 'the permanent elements.'"-from the Introduction

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Author Biography - Jaroslav Pelikan

Jaroslav Pelikan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. He served as the first John W. Kluge Scholar at the Library of Congress. A world authority on the Christian tradition, he is a highly sought lecturer, the author of nearly forty books, and the editor of scores of others.

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