A Royal Priesthood (S & H) Vol. 3 [HC]


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Shs #03: A Royal Priesthood (Scripture & Hermeneutics Series)

The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically – A Dialogue with Oliver O’Donovan

The third in a series of books that result from annual conferences of the top evangelical hermeneutical scholars in the world.

A Royal Priesthood? is the third volume from the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar. This annual gathering of Christian scholars from various disciplines was established in 1998 and aims to reassess the discipline of biblical studies from the foundations up and forge creative new ways for reopening the Bible in our cultures.

Any attempt to open the Book in new and fresh ways for our cultures at the start of the third millennium must explore how to read the Bible ethically and politically. This volume looks at the obstacles to such a process and in dialogue with Oliver O’Donovan’s creative work in this regard, looks in detail at how to read different parts of the Bible for ethics and politics. A unique element of the book is Oliver O’Donovan’s 14 responses to individual chapters.

Contributors include:

Oliver O’Donovan (respondent to 14 chapters)
Gilbert Meilaender
Christopher Rowland
Bernd Wannenwetsch
N. T. Wright





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