Re-reading the Bible Redemptively- A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic
From our 2014 National Gathering.
Drawing upon Slaves, Women and Homosexuals, Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology, and Corporal Punishment in the Bible, this plenary session will explore a redemptive-movement hermeneutic. We will discuss what it means to read the text not only literarily (up and down the page) but also redemptively within its ancient social context (the ancient-world soil and setting). Here is the surprising find: reading the Bible redemptively means that we hear the text in a dramatically different way. With a focus on slavery texts we will do a listening experiment that spans both legitimate academic inquiry and a street-level dialogue with our neighbors.