The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning (Paperback)

By David F. Ford (Editor), C. C. Pecknold (Editor)

Blackwell Publishers, 9781405146302, 216pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2006



With this volume, a group of scholar-practitioners of Islam, Judaism and Christianity invite readers to share in their understanding of scriptural text study and disciplined reasoning.

  • Grapples with questions ranging from the nature of scripture and revelation to the relevance of philosophies such as idealism, pragmatism and phenomenology.
  • Offers a constructive alternative to modernity, going deep into the scriptures while also drawing critically on modern philosophies and methodologies.
  • Shows how Muslim, Jewish and Christian believers can study, reason and work together in a way that does not compromise their religious integrity and respects others' religious integrity.
  • A timely publication, of interest to all those interested in interfaith dialogue or in the nature of scriptural study.

About the Author

David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity and a Fellow of Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge. He is also Director of the Cambridge Interfaith Programme and Chair of the Management Committee of the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies. Among his publications are Self and Salvation: Being Transformed (1999), Theology: A Very Short Introduction (1999), and (edited with Rachel Muers) The Modern Theologians. An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918 (Blackwell Publishing, Third Edition, 2005). C.C. Pecknold is Research Associate in the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. Among his publications are Transforming Postliberal Theology: George Lindbeck, Pragmatism and Scripture (2005), and (edited with Randi Rashkover) Liturgy, Time and the Politics of Redemption (2006).