Thursday, 18 November 2010

Miroslav Volf on Being Captive to the Word of God

Miroslav Volf, Captive to the Word of God: Engaging the Scriptures for Contemporary Theological Reflection (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010), 188pp., ISBN 9780802865908.

I’ve been looking forward to this one. The publisher’s information is here, and an excerpt is here. I note the volume includes his truly excellent essay on 1 Peter – ‘Soft Difference’.

This is from the Introduction:

‘I read the Bible as a sacred text and a witness to Jesus Christ; a site of God’s self-revelation; a text from the past through which God addresses all humanity and each human being today; a text that has an overarching unity yet is internally teaming with rich diversity; a text that encodes meanings and refracts them in multiple ways; a text we should approach with trust and critical judgment as well as engage with receptivity and imagination; a text that defines Christian identity yet speaks to people beyond the boundaries of Christian communities.’

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