The Multivalence of Biblical Texts and Theological Meanings
Edited by Christine Helmer, with the assistance of Charlene T. Higbe
This important interdisciplinary collection asks how the same biblical texts, shared across Jewish and Christian traditions, can be interpreted for different theological reasons and to different theological ends. Each article takes a sustained look at the intimate relation between features of particular texts and the generation of theological meanings, tracking in each case how different meanings are made or found in the same texts and where meanings diverge in different theologies. The book applies the most current historical and literary strategies of biblical interpretation to study the multivalence constitutive of texts and theologies. The contributors are John Barton, David Carr, Stephen T. Davis, Christian A. Eberhart, Lincoln E. Galloway, Gary Gilbert, Christine Helmer, Kevin Mongrain, Bernd Oberdorfer, and C. R. Seitz.
Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)