Ethics of Biblical Interpretation (Paperback)

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Ethics of Biblical Interpretation (Paperback)


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Daniel Patte argues here that when male European-American scholars interpret the Bible to produce a universally legitimate reading, they silence the Bible itself. Their reading practices exclude feminist, African American, and other so-called "minority" readings, as well as the interpretations of conservative and liberal laity. He further claims that ethical accountability requires recognizing that all exegesis consists of bringing critical understanding to ordinary readings, especially faith interpretations. Patte concludes that biblical studies must affirm the legitimacy of diverse ordinary readings and lead to an open discussion of the relative value of these readings.

Product Details ISBN: 9780664255688
ISBN-10: 066425568X
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1995
Pages: 160
Language: English