Reading Scripture Canonically (Paperback)

Theological Instincts for Old Testament Interpretation

By Mark S. Gignilliat

Baker Academic, 9780801049118, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2019

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Veteran Old Testament teacher Mark Gignilliat explores the theological and hermeneutical instincts that are necessary for reading, understanding, and communicating Scripture faithfully. He takes seriously the gains of historical criticism while insisting that the Bible must be interpreted as Christian Scripture, offering students a "third way" that assigns proper proportion to both historical and theological concerns. Reading and engaging Scripture requires not only historical tools, Gignilliat says, but also recognition of the living God's promised presence through the Bible.

About the Author

Mark S. Gignilliat (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, and serves as canon theologian at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of several books, including A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism.