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Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press
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Number of Pages:184
Category:Theology, Old testament

Wondrous Depth by Ellen F. Davis

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The Art of Reading Scripture, Imagination Shaped: Old Testament Preaching in the Anglican Tradition, Preaching the Luminous Word: Biblical Sermons and Homiletical Essays, Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry, Wondrous Depth, Swallowing the Scroll: Textuality and the Dynamics of Discourse in Ezekiel's Prophecy, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes Song of Songs, Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth Through Image and Text, Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament
Davis has chosen five biblical preachers within the Anglican tradition and addresses the so called crisis in contemporary preaching its impoverished understanding of the meaning and uses of scripture This will be of special interest to seminarians and clergy in the Anglican tradition, In this original study Dr Davis argues that Ezekiel s place in the history of prophecy is overdue for reassessment As against current views that Ezekiel represents the collapse of prophetism into priestly and scribal forms she argues that something radically different in prophecy begins with Ezekiel Ezekiel represents the creation of a new literary idiom for prophecy He develops an archival speech form oriented less toward current events than to reshaping the tradition He has taken a step backward from direct confrontation with an audience as the basic dynamic of communication and has made the medium of prophecy not the person of the prophet but the text Like the postexilic prophets Ezekiel participated in the transformation of the social role of prophecy and thereby saved himself from oblivion, These books of the Bible despite their differences all treat the phenomenon of what it means to live wisely before God In this readable commentary Ellen Davis points out that the writers of these books considered wisdom and the fruits of wisdom a well ordered life and a peaceful mind to be within the grasp of anyone wholeheartedly desiring it br br Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups, Ellen Davis is concerned by what she calls a shallow reading of Scripture a reading of what we think we already know instead of an attempt to dig deeper for new insights and revelations i Wondrous Depth i is a collection of essays in which Davis argues for a more engaged reading of Scripture that opens the reader up to new knowledge and understanding Davis also demonstrates that preaching and biblical interpretation are essentially related to one another in that it is essential for preachers to engage in thorough reading and interpretation of Scripture from the pulpit and to encourage their congregations to read the Bible with depth and sensitivity as well