By Andrew P. Rogers

ISBN-10: 1409449890

ISBN-13: 9781409449898

regardless of many church buildings claiming that the Bible is very major for his or her doctrine and perform, questions on how we learn the Bible are hardly made particular. in response to ethnographic study in English church buildings, Congregational Hermeneutics explores this dissonance and strikes past descriptions to suggest methods of enriching hermeneutical practices in congregations. characterized as hermeneutical apprenticeship, this isn't only a topic of studying sure talents, yet of cultivating hermeneutical virtues resembling faithfulness, neighborhood, humility, self belief and braveness. those virtues are given substance via 4 large topics that emerge from the research of congregational hermeneutics - culture, practices, epistemology and mediation. Concluding with what hermeneutical apprenticeship may perhaps seem like in perform, this ebook is constructively theological approximately what church buildings truly do with the Bible, and may be of curiosity to students, scholars and practitioners.

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