The Sacred Text

The Sacred Text

For the Almighty to direct the pens of the sacred writers is one thing, and it is quite another for him to guide, ... cordially obliged and prepared a presentation for this august body entitled, “The Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.

Author: Ronald F. Satta

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556352980

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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The advances of geologic science, Darwinism, theological liberalism, and higher textual criticism converged in the nineteenth century to present an imposing challenge to biblical authority. The meteoric rise in secular knowledge exerted tremendous pressure on the Protestant theological elite of the time. Their ruminations, conversations, quarrels, and convictions offer penetrating insight into their worldÑinto their perspective on Scripture and authority and how their outlook was challenged, defended, and sometimes changed across time. Moreover, the nineteenth-century imbroglios greatly illuminate a recent controversy over biblical authority. Some influential modern scholars of American religion contend that the doctrine of the inerrancy of the original autographs is a recently contrived theory, a theological aberration decidedly out of concert with mainline orthodoxy since the Reformation. They argue that pressure from biblical critics incited late nineteenth-century Princeton theologians to fabricate the notion as a way to quell criticism against Scripture. American fundamentalists, they insist, unwittingly adopted inerrancy as orthodoxy, being deceived by this innovation. This story has become standard scholarly currency in many quarters. However, The Sacred Text indicates that fundamentalists and conservative Protestants more generally are the standard-bearers of the ascendant theory of biblical authority commonly endorsed among many of the leading Protestant elite in nineteenth-century America.
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Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions

Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions

Unless such a method does so, it will obstruct rather than aid efforts to look at Israel's scriptures with these interpreters ... (1) The Yahad Describing these two factors for the Yahad 1 36 Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions 3.

Author: J. David Stark

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567560391

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This volume applies a rhetorical-discourse method to the Yahadic manuscripts and Romans to show how community leaders uniquely determined specific hermeneutical rules, axioms, and paradigms for their communities. Stark examines the Yahadic texts using Thomas Kuhn's arguments about scientific paradigms and their shifts as a framework for considering the patterns through which Paul and the Yahad interpret their scriptures. Stark outlines the three ways in which the Teacher determined the perspective from which the Yahad approached its scriptures. Following this, he analyses the Romans and the three thematic ways that Jesus determined the perspective from which Paul approached his scriptures. Despite strong similarities between them, the paradigms under which the Yahad and Paul operated moved them to fundamentally different understanding of the kinds of faithfulness they should exhibit towards those whom they received as Yahweh's appointed agents. The Yahad understood faithfulness to the Teacher within the context of Torah, but Paul understood the Torah within the context of Abraham-style faithfulness to Jesus.
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Sacred Text Sacred Space

Sacred Text    Sacred Space

within respective circles of belief—hermeneutical studies of sacred texts such as the Bible, the Talmud, and Qur'an—as well as within literary studies, social anthropology and religious studies.4 What is surprising is that more ...

Author: Joseph Sterrett

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004202993

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Essentially interdisciplinary, this innovative collection of essays - religious case-histories of many kinds from three eras, - explores in depth the dynamic interaction of sacred text and sacred space, forming and reforming through time, to shape and voice one another.
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Hebrews Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Hebrews  Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Editors' Preface The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord. . . . All the preaching of the Church should be nourished and governed by Sacred Scripture. For in the sacred books, ...

Author: Mary Healy

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493402014

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Well-respected New Testament scholar and popular speaker Mary Healy unpacks the Letter to the Hebrews, making its difficult and puzzling passages accessible to pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students. Her commentary shows how Hebrews reveals the meaning of Christ's death in light of the Old Testament figures, rites, and sacrifices that foreshadowed it. Healy explains that Hebrews, when fully understood, transforms our understanding of who God is, what he has done for us, and how we are to live as Christians today.
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FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS

FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS

The early first-century Christian copyists were very much aware of the traditions that the Jewish scribes followed in meticulously copying their texts. These copyists would have immediately understood that they were copying sacred texts ...

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 9781949586985

Category: Religion

Page: 615

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FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS is an introduction-intermediate level coverage of the text of the New Testament. Andrews begins by introducing the reader to New Testament textual studies by presenting all the essential, foundational details necessary to understand New Testament textual criticism. With Andrews' clear and comprehensive approach to New Testament textual studies, FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS, will remain popular for beginning and intermediate students for decades to come. This source on how the New Testament came down us will become the standard book for courses in biblical studies, as well as the history of Christianity. FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS is assured of becoming a reliable, clear-cut resource for generations of Bible students to come. The Greek New Testament was copied and recopied by hand for 1,500 years. Regardless of those scribes who had worked very hard to be faithful in their copying, errors crept into the text. How can we be confident that what we have today is the Word of God? FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS introduces its readers to New Testament textual studies of the Greek New Testament. Herein the reader will find plain language as Edward D. Andrews gives the reader an in-depth view of the history of the New Testament. We will discover how the New Testament books were transmitted. The intentional and unintentional scribal errors that crept into the text for some 1,500 years of corruption by copyists, followed by over 400 years of restoration work by textual scholars who gave their entire lives to give us today a restored New Testament text. In this book, the reader will gain an appreciation for the vast work that has been carried out in preserving the text of the New Testament and finding renewed confidence in its reliability. Andrews' work on FROM SPOKEN WORDS TO SACRED TEXTS was carried out with an apologetical mindset to assist Christians in their defense of God's Word.
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Philippians Colossians Philemon Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Philippians  Colossians  Philemon  Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

Editors' Preface The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord. . . . All the preaching of the Church should be nourished and governed by Sacred Scripture. For in the sacred books, ...

Author: Dennis SJ Hamm

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441244864

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, written by Paul from prison in the middle of the first century, were addressed to specific Christian communities facing concrete challenges. What did these letters mean at the time, and what do they mean for us today? In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, seasoned New Testament scholar Dennis Hamm explores the significance of these letters and their enduring relevance to the life and mission of the church. Based on solid scholarship yet readily accessible, the book is enriched with pastoral reflections and applications and includes sidebars on the living tradition and biblical background.
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From Sacred Story to Sacred Text

From Sacred Story to Sacred Text

VI The answer to the question why the Masoretes were so intent on preserving the integrity of the text down to the ... God's dealings with them because they had scripture, but most of that scripture had not yet become “sacred text.

Author: James A. Sanders

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579104375

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Rewriting the Sacred Text

Rewriting the Sacred Text

the witnesses to the Greek text of Joshua and reconstruct the Old Greek text . 32 Many scholars have followed his example and have offered their views on the Old Greek of Joshua . Most of these scholars , however , are Septuagint ...

Author: Kristin De Troyer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004130896

Category: Religion

Page: 145

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Readers may be surprised at the complex course that many biblical texts traveled between original composition and inclusion in the Jewish or Christian canons of Scripture. Four different patterns of development are examined and evaluated in this study.
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This Strange and Sacred Scripture

This Strange and Sacred Scripture

Finding these horrors contained within sacred Scripture might suggest tocombat veterans that they are not cast outsidethe orbit ofGod's power toredeem. . . . There is no horror we darenot speak before God, nocrime we dare not confess, ...

Author: Matthew Richard Schlimm

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441222879

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The Old Testament can seem strange and disturbing to contemporary readers. What should Christians make of Genesis 1-3, seemingly at odds with modern scientific accounts? Why does the Old Testament contain so much violence? How should Christians handle texts that give women a second-class status? Does the Old Testament contradict itself? Why are so many Psalms filled with anger and sorrow? What should we make of texts that portray God as filled with wrath? Combining pastoral insight, biblical scholarship, and a healthy dose of humility, gifted teacher and communicator Matthew Schlimm explores perennial theological questions raised by the Old Testament. He provides strategies for reading and appropriating these sacred texts, showing how the Old Testament can shape the lives of Christians today and helping them appreciate the Old Testament as a friend in faith.
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On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture

On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture

This claim was supported by the witness of Scripture itself,118 not least in 2 Timothy 3.16–17: “All Scripture is ... Surprisingly, this is not the case, and Maximos affirms that the sacred text is inexhaustible in its capacity to ...

Author: Maximus

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813230313

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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Maximos the Confessor (ca. 580-662) is now widely recognized as one of the greatest theological thinkers, not simply in the entire canon of Greek patristic literature, but in the Christian tradition as a whole. A peripatetic monk and prolific writer, his penetrating theological vision found expression in an unparalleled synthesis of biblical exegesis, ascetic spirituality, patristic theology, and Greek philosophy, which is as remarkable for its conceptual sophistication as for its labyrinthine style of composition. On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture, presented here for the first time in a complete English translation (including the 465 scholia), contains Maximos’s virtuosic theological interpretations of sixty-five difficult passages from the Old and New Testaments. Because of its great length, along with its linguistic and conceptual difficulty, the work as a whole has been largely neglected. Yet alongside the Ambigua to John, On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture: The Responses to Thalassios deserves to be ranked as the Confessor’s greatest work and one of the most important patristic treatises on the interpretation of Scripture, combining the interconnected traditions of monastic devotion to the Bible, the biblical exegesis of Origen, the sophisticated symbolic theology of Dionysius the Areopagite, and the rich spiritual anthropology of Greek Christian asceticism inspired by the Cappadocian Fathers.
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