Pedagogy of the Bible
An Analysis and Proposal
By (author) Dale B. Martin
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Pedagogy of the Bible by Dale B. Martin
Book DescriptionFor generations, most seminary teaching of the Bible has focused on the historical-critical method. While this method has been the standard in almost every seminary curriculum, the effects of this approach to Scripture have hardly been examined. From examining the biblical studies courses at ten different seminaries and divinity schools, Dale Martin learned what faculties were doing and what students were hearing. This book presents his discoveries, offering the best-ever inside look at the teaching of the Bible for ministry. Going beyond mere description, Martin argues for a new emphasis on interpreting Scripture within the context of church history and theology. Such a reading would be more theological, more integrated into the whole theological curriculum, and more theoretical (as it would focus on what's at stake in interpretation); however, Martin surprisingly argues, it would be more practical at the same time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664233068
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dale B. Martin
New Testament History and Literature, Paperback (May 2012)
Offering an introduction to the New Testament, the author presents an historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements. Focusing mainly on the New Testament, he also considers non-Biblical Christian writings of the era.
Inventing Superstition, Paperback (March 2007)
Provides a detailed genealogy of the idea of superstition, its history over eight centuries, from classical Greece to the Christianized Roman Empire of the 4th Century AD. This work demonstrates that the concept of superstition was invented by Greek intellectuals to condemn popular religious practices and beliefs.
Corinthian Body, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Dale B. Martin
A discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. It contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ).
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Author Biography - Dale B. Martin
Dale B. Martin is Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation and Pedagogy of the Bible: An Analysis and Proposal, both published by WJK.
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