Free access to Richard Bauckham on Mission as Hermeneutic for Scriptural Interpretation

Noted New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham has written two important works on the Bible and Mission. The most developed is his 2003 book Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World, which I posted about last week: Mission by way of the least in Luke. But prior to this he wrote a short essay entitled … Continue reading Free access to Richard Bauckham on Mission as Hermeneutic for Scriptural Interpretation

Missional Hermeneutics Bibliography

This page is the ‘live’ version of the ‘Missional Hermeneutics Bibliography’ co-written by Tim Davy and Michael Goheen, Reading the Bible Missionally (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016, edited by Michael Goheen). New publications and links will be added to this bibliography to keep it as up-to-date, comprehensive and useful as possible. Missional Hermeneutics Bibliography Tim J. Davy … Continue reading Missional Hermeneutics Bibliography

Free download of Bible in Mission by Regnum Books

The 2013 title, Bible in Mission (edited by Pauline Hoggarth, Fergus Macdonald, Bill Mitchell and Knud Jørgensen) has been made freely available by the wonderful people at OCMS through their imprint, Regnum Books. Here is a link to the pdf download of Bible in Mission Here is an excerpt from the forward from the publisher’s website, as well … Continue reading Free download of Bible in Mission by Regnum Books

Missional hermeneutics and solidarity with the poor

A missional reading of the Bible should be considered in relation to God’s commitment to issues of justice and righteousness. As Richard Bauckham so ably puts it, the biblical story has as a prominent theme God’s ‘downward movement of solidarity’ with the marginalised (see a post on Bauckham here). In Charles Fensham’s Emerging from the … Continue reading Missional hermeneutics and solidarity with the poor

Reading the Bible missionally – getting into the authors – part 2

I recently posted about the module, ‘Reading the Bible Missionally’ on Redcliffe’s MA in Bible and Mission programme and how we are seeking to complement our reading of Chris Wright’s The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative by engaging with six other key authors on missional hermeneutics. I then gave links for three of them: Michael Goheen, … Continue reading Reading the Bible missionally – getting into the authors – part 2

Reading the Bible missionally – getting into the authors – part 1

The ‘Reading the Bible Missionally’ module on Redcliffe’s MA in Bible and Mission is now in full swing. Having surveyed the development of the approach, we have discussed George Hunsberger’s article , ’Proposals for a Missional Hermeneutic: Mapping a Conversation‘. We then spent last week getting to grips with Chris Wright’s methodology, as laid out in … Continue reading Reading the Bible missionally – getting into the authors – part 1

Missional hermeneutics reading part 2

Today on the Reading the Bible Missionally module of Redcliffe’s MA in Bible and Mission we finished off our foundational work surveying the missional hermeneutics literature, before plunging back into Chris Wright’s The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. Following our look at Wright and Bauckham’s approaches (mentioned in the previous post), students came prepared … Continue reading Missional hermeneutics reading part 2