According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for
this world to recreate, reclaim, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater
Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of
explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger
Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton
I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. - anon
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII
Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest
People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. - anon
... Certainly God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater
An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater
Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann
Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument.
There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is
irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a
power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14)
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton
The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table
to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace,
reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants
us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. - anon
The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul
The Unity in whose loving presence the universe unfolds is inside each person as a call to welcome the stranger, protect animals
and the earth, respect the dignity of each person, think new thoughts, and help bring about ecological civilizations. - John Cobb & Farhan A. Shah
If you board the wrong train it is of no use running along the corridors of the train in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
God's justice is restorative rather than punitive; His discipline is merciful rather than punishing; His power
is made perfect in weakness; and His grace is sufficient for all. - anon

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Index - Hermeneutics



Index - Hermeneutics

~ generally, all indexes list articles in date order from last to first and not topically ~

The reason for the importance of this index is that the sum total of these topics may help form a more mature method of reading the bible for understanding the Christian faith than if only one method was utilized (such as today's more popular literal reading of the bible supported by its grammatical-historical method). The listed articles below, along with any future articles forthcoming, will help sort out additional methodologies and referential biblical contexts that will lend relevancy to Christian faith and theology without which we are left to blind opinion and subjectivism.

R.E. Slater



Hermeneutics - An Introduction

"Is the Bible True" or "Is The Bible a Collection of Myths?"

Remembering an All-But-Forgotten, Extremely Influential Theologian: Christoph Blumhardt

The Gift of Reading the Bible Dynamically

Should Church Creeds and Confessions Change with Advances in Human Knowledge?

What To Do About Bad Theology

Is the Bible like a Compost Pile or a Cookbook?

A Jewish Perspective of the Bible

5 Approaches to Biblical Theology (Barr, Carson, Wright, Childs, Watson)

The Presence of God in an Open Bible

The Bible and Evolution, Inerrancy, and Other Matters

Can God speak through myth?

N.T. Wright, Scripture & the Authority of God - "Enlightenment, Postmodernism, and Misreading Scripture"

The Gospel is neither Exclusive nor Excluding

Accepting the Complexity and Ambiguity Inherent in Scripture, Part 2

Accepting the Complexity and Ambiguity Inherent in Scripture, Part 1

What do we mean by the word Literal?

Blinded to the Real Issues

Jesus, the Fulfillment of God's Revelation to Man

Text & Culture - The Relevancy of God's Word to Contemporary Culture

How Should We Read the Bible?

What is Theology?

Hermeneutics, in pictures



Hermeneutics - Postmodern Hermeneutics

My Journey Out of Inerrancy to a Broader Hermeneutic

How Are We to Read the Bible? As a Divine Product or Human? Part 2 of 2

How Are We to Read the Bible? As a Divine Product or Human? Part 1 of 2

How Postmodern Hermeneutics Helps in Reading The Bible



Hermeneutics and the Biblical Canon

Reviews of Konrad Schmid's "A Literary History of the Old Testament" - How the OT was Compiled

The Bible as a "Memory-Narrative" or "Mnemo-Narrative"

Can an Open Bible compete with a Dead One?

Development of the New Testament Canon

The Gnostic Gospels of the New Testament Era

The Biblical Apocrypha

The Jewish Apocrypha

The New Testament Apocrypha

Development of the Old Testament Canon

Development of the Hebrew Bible Canon

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha



Hermeneutics and Apocalyptic Literature

Translating the Apocalyptic Literature of Revelation: The Defeat of the Pagan Empire of Babylon

Translating the Apocalyptic Literature of Revelation: The Woman and the Dragon and the People of God



Hermeneutics and Incarnation

How Do You Read the Bible? Incarnationally, Inspirationally, Inerrantly, or Inexpertly?

Evangelical Hermeneutics vs. Pauline Hermeneutics

Which Do You Chose - Justice, Justification or Jesus?

Biblical Interpretation - History v. Theology

Which Hermeneutic Do We Choose? Christological or Trinitarian?

Biblical Authority & Incarnation vs. Analytic Theology

Kevin Corcoran's Critique of Derrida and Caputo



Hermeneutics and Interpretation (unfinished)

35 articles unlisted as yet



Hermeneutics and Revelation

The Biblical Story of Inclusion of Who Belongs As God's People



Hermeneutics as Biblical Theology

Peter Enns - The Bible as a "Human Book"

Should Christians Resist the Pressure to Interpret the Bible Culturally?

Working Towards a Biblical Interpretation that is both Relevant and Accurate

5 Approaches to Biblical Theology (Barr, Carson, Wright, Childs, Watson)



Hermeneutics as Meta-Narrative

Peter Enns, "Scripture as a Polyphonic Text has not One, but Many Voices"

The Why of Narrative Theology, Its Necessity, and Usefulness

Oh the Games We Play with God and Church: A Study of Game Theory and Favorable Outcomes

What We Mean and Don't Mean When We Talk About God's Sovereignty

The Narrative Story of God, Creation and Mankind from an Evolutionary Perspective of Love Wins

An Unnecessary Division between Narrative and Literary Theology

What Is Narrative Theology? It is the "Grander Story of God and Creation"

Pete Enns - The Evolution of Adam, Parts 1, 2, 3

The God of Creation - Why Would God Use 4.6 to 6.2 Billion Years to Create the Earth?

What is Theology?

Recovering Theological Perspective Through Narrative

“Missio Dei” in historical perspectives, part 1

Missio Dei” in historical perspectives, part 2 

“Missio Dei” in historical perspectives, part 3

The Bible as Meta-Narrative

The Use of Meta-Narrative in Hermeneutics



Hermeneutics as Redactionism

The Historical Context of the Gospel of Mark's Ending

How Orthodox Beliefs and Modern Biblical Scholarship Might Reconcile

Archaeology and the Bible: Sorting through Fact from Fiction

Peter Enns - Historical Criticism and Evangelicalism: An Uneasy Relationship

Book Review: "Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible"

Book Review: Politics in the Hebrew Bible, Parts 1-3



Hermeneutics as Reductionism

Who Is Rudolf Bultmann? The Father of Form Criticism and DeMythologizing of the Bible.

How Orthodox Beliefs and Modern Biblical Scholarship Might Reconcile

Confessions of an Ex-Apologist: "In Defense of Why I Left My Calling"



Sample Charts, Diagrams, and Illustrations
of the Hermeneutical Process
















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