Reading for Good (Paperback)
  • Reading for Good (Paperback)
zoom

Reading for Good (Paperback)

(author)
£29.95
Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 06/11/1996
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
How does a biblical narrative shape the life and action of its readers ? This question is receiving a wide interest in contemporary theology. Reading the 'Bible as literature' has provided a renewed interest in the creation of meaning in biblical narrative. Moreover, there is a current of narrative theology and ethics, which views human life and action as a form of narrative. narrative is approached through the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur. The narrative theory of this hermeneutic philosopher offers the means for comprehending the formative force of narrative, as well as the limits of narrative figuration. Ricoeur's interest in the relation between narrative and ethics and his view of the tensions between text and reader are applied to an interpretation of the biblical Joseph narrative from Genesis. The results of this interpretation are used to treat problems of narrative ethics and narrative theology. similarities between biblical narrative and the narrative of one's life, a narrative does not answer all problems for its readers. As a story of reconciliation and providence the Joseph narrative makes a strigent appeal of transformation to its readers. It is up to the reader to answer this call by reading for good.

Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789039002520
Number of pages: 384

You may also be interested in...

The Screwtape Letters
Added to basket
Paul: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Early Christian Writings
Added to basket
The Confessions
Added to basket
The Reason for God
Added to basket
The Puzzle of Ethics
Added to basket
Papers and Journals
Added to basket
The Pursuit Of The Millennium
Added to basket
Confessions of a Sinner
Added to basket
The Puzzle of God
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Cost of Discipleship
Added to basket
Simply Good News
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Meeting God in Paul
Added to basket
Systematic Theology
Added to basket
The Great Divorce
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.