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Text to Praxis : Hermeneutics and Homiletics in Dialogue.

Author/Creator:
Kuruvilla, Abraham.
Publication:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
The Library of New Testament Studies
The Library of New Testament Studies ; v.393
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Subjects:
Bible -- Hermeneutics.
Bible -- Homiletical use.
Preaching.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A fundamental issue for preachers of the Bible has always been achieving an approach that is both faithful to the textual intention as well as fitting for the listening audience. What is historical and distant (the text) is, in preaching, made contemporary and near (praxis). Particularly pertinent is how this transaction may be conducted with respect to the self-contained and well-defined quantum of the scriptural text that is regularly employed in liturgical contexts-the pericope. This book answers the question: In a sermon intending to proclaim application from a pericope, what is the hermeneutical basis for moving validly from text to praxis, i.e., with authority and relevance? The concept of theology as a bridge between text and praxis has not been specifically researched or rigorously substantiated. Kuruvilla seeks to do both, utilizing as entrées language philosophy, literary criticism, and a thorough understanding of "ordinary" language. Drawing from a variety of hermeneutical resources, he establishes "pericopal theology" as the intermediary between text and praxis. How this theology is discerned from the text and how application may be determined therefrom form the crux of this book. This novel approach lends validity to the movement from text to praxis and promises to be useful for any approach to the biblical text intended to culminate in application. Kuruvilla's approach provides a substantial technical basis for such an operation. Thus the preacher must be a "theologian-homiletician." It is the working out of this nomenclature, especially the "theologian" half of the appellation, that is the essence of this work, uniting as it does in one portfolio the responsibility of negotiating the demands of both hermeneutics and homiletics.
Contents:
Cover
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: Goals and Assumptions
Goals
Assumptions
Hermeneutical assumptions
Pragmatic assumptions
Theological assumptions
Chapter 1: Language-Games, Textuality and Genres
General and special hermeneutics
Language-games
Functions of language-games
Rules of language-games
Textuality
Consequences of textuality
Message and medium
Message and author
Message and hearer
Message and code
Message and referent
The world in front of the text
Second-order reference
Pragmatics, speech-act theory and projected worlds
Genres
Rules of genre
Roles of genre
Author and reader in genre function
Genres and world projection
Secondary genre: the canonical 'classic'
Characteristics of classics
The futurity of classics
Summary: language-games, textuality and genres
Chapter 2: Primary Genre
Types of primary genre
The problem of classification
Author and reader in the classification of primary genres
Author and the classification of primary genres
Reader and the classification of primary genres
Polygeneric and transgeneric Scriptures
Rules of primary genre
Rules of Genre: narrative
Rule of Plot
Rule of Interaction
Rules of Genre: prophecy
Rule of Anticipation
Rule of Correction
Rules of Genre: law
Rule of Directive
Rule of Rationale
Rules of Genre: hymnody
Rule of Portrayal
Rule of Perspective
Summary: primary genre
Chapter 3: Secondary Genre-The Canon
Rules of secondary genre
Rules of Structure
Rule of Completion
Rule of Singularity
Rule of Organization
Rules of Function
Rule of Exclusivity
Rule of Applicability
Rule of Congruence
Rule of Ecclesiality
Rules of Content
Rule of Substantiality.
Rule of Intertextuality
Rule of Sequentiality
Rule of Primacy
Role of the rules of secondary genre
Summary: secondary genre - the canon
Chapter4: Pericopal Theology and Application
Pericopes
The liturgical use of Scripture
Theological function of pericopes
Covenant renewal in Nehemiah 7.73b-8.12
Pericopes as literary instruments of covenant renewal
Theology of pericopes
Concrete universals, projected world and theology
Pericopal theology as intermediary
Text to theology: 2 Samuel 11.1-27
Application
Pericopal theology to exemplification
Generating exemlifications
Exemplification in legal hermeneutics
Exemplification in theological hermeneutics
Summary: pericopal theology and application
Conclusion: Summary and Prospects
Summary
Prospects
BIbliography
Ancient texts
General bibliography
Index of Biblical Citations
Index of Other Citations
Index of Authors.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Kuruvilla, Abraham Text to Praxis
ISBN:
9780567366849
9780567538543
OCLC:
893335209