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Stanley E. Porter

Autor/a de Dictionary of New Testament Background

137+ obres 3,858 Membres 16 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, His many previous books include John, His Gospel, and Jesus; Fundamentals of New Testament Greek; Hermeneutics: An mostra'n més Introduction to Interpretive Theory; and Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism. mostra'n menys

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Obres de Stanley E. Porter

Idioms of the Greek New Testament (1992) 274 exemplars
Paul in Acts (2000) 49 exemplars
Resurrection (1999) 27 exemplars
Historical Jesus (Biblical Seminar) (1995) — Editor — 23 exemplars
Empire in the New Testament: (Mcmaster New Testament Studies) (2011) — Editor; Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Images of Christ (Academic Paperback) (1997) — Editor — 19 exemplars
Handbook for the study of the historical Jesus (2010) — Editor — 18 exemplars
Paul's World (Pauline Studies) (2008) 15 exemplars
Faith in the Millennium (2001) 13 exemplars
Christian Mission: Old Testament Foundations and New Testament Developments (2010) — Editor; Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Paul and gnosis (2016) 5 exemplars
Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics, Volume 1 (2012) — Editor — 5 exemplars
The Church, Then and Now (2012) — Editor; Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics, Volume 2 (2014) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics, Volume 4 (2016) — Editor — 2 exemplars
Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics. Volume 5 (2016) — Editor — 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (1992) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1,601 exemplars
The Bible as book : the transmission of the Greek text (2003) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Authenticating the Activities of Jesus (1998) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Authenticating the Words of Jesus (2002) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
The Language of the Papyri (2010) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Blackwell companion to Paul (2011) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars

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How does the New Testament echo the Old? Which versions of the Hebrew Scriptures were authoritative for New Testament writers? The appearance of concepts, images, and passages from the Old Testament in the books of the New raises important questions about textual versions, allusions, and the differences between ancient and modern meaning.
Written by ten distinguished scholars, Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament first lays out significant foundational issues and then systematically investigates the use of the Old in the New Testament. In a culminating essay Andreas Köstenberger both questions and affirms the other contributors' findings. These essays together will reward a wide range of New Testament readers with a wealth of insights.… (més)
 
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Jonatas.Bakas | Jul 2, 2022 |
A great book with interesting suggestions, I personally like the suggestion of moving away from an eclectic text and using one manuscript with cited variants though it will have trouble being accepted by scholars since the eclectic text is well established
 
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Teddy37 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 9, 2021 |
My first exposure to Paul's life, thought, and letters came in my second year of Bible College when I was assigned F. F. Bruce's magisterial Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free for a Pauline Literature class. One could view Stanley E. Porter's Apostle Paul as a necessary update to Bruce's work (xi). Porter begins with Paul's background and reconstructs a chronology of his life and writing before analyzing the thirteen Pauline letters.

Porter is a specialist in the Greek language—a strength that shines through on almost every page. His knowledge of Greek allows him to situate Paul's writing within broader Greek cultural norms, shining light on various details of Paul's letters.

Particularly interesting was Porter's section on pseudonymity. It is frequently argued that some of Paul's letters are pseudonymous (written by someone other than Paul). Porter forces the reader to confront the implications of this view. First, it is fundamentally deceitful. The church from the start viewed the thirteen letters as Pauline which led to their canonical status. To believe that someone other than Paul wrote in the apostle's name means the other person wrote deceptively. Second, there is the issue of double-pseudonymity. If you believe someone other than Paul wrote the letter, then the recipient is also in question, adding another layer of confusion. Porter repeatedly emphasizes textual evidence (or the lack thereof) over speculation and questionable hypotheses. The problem of pseudonymity, "combined with the evidence available, points to the Pauline letters being actually authentic" (168).

The New Perspective on Paul (led chiefly in various forms by Sanders, Dunn, and Wright) is another major area of debate in Pauline theology. Porter holds the traditional view against the New Perspective. For Porter, the New Perspective is not supported by Jewish evidence. Furthermore, the New Perspective misunderstands Paul's use of language, especially the way that Paul understands "law."

A major strength of this book is Porter's balanced handling of the evidence for every Pauline question and debate. While he is never shy about stating his preferred option, the reader has unprejudiced evidence at hand to pursue a different reading.

I suspect The Apostle Paul will inspire a new generation of Pauline students to dig deep into the thirteen letters that bear his name.
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StephenBarkley | Aug 3, 2017 |
Interpretation of the Bible is called legion for they are many. There are many hermeneutical approaches and countless interpreters. Of course not all interpretations are equal, some fail to attend to important aspects of the hermeneutical process. In order to read the Bible responsibly, you need to pay attention to the original intent, the theological tradition, the church, contemporary issues, etc. Stanely Porter and Matthew Malcolm have edited together eight brief essays advocating for responsible interpretation of the Bible in an age of plurality. While the contributors share broad theological commitments, they each speak with their own voice, in their own discipline and bring their unique gifts to the hermeneutical task.

The essays in The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics are book-ended by an introduction and a conclusion from Porter and Malcolm (who each also contribute an essay). In between these, each contributor unfolds what he (and they are all he) what it means to interpret the Bible responsibly. Anthony Thistleton’s essay sets the tone for the volume, where he discusses responsible plurality and the future of biblical interpretation. In each of the chapters that follow, the contributors discuss one aspect of hermeneutical responsibility. These include:

Theological Responsibility (Stanley Porter
Scriptural Responsibility (Richard Briggs)
Kerygmatic Responsibility (Matthew Malcolm)
Historical Responsibility (James Dunn)
Critical Responsibility (Robert Morgan)
Ecclesial Responsibility (Walter Moberly)
Here is a brief walk through:

In chapter one, Thistleton defines what he calls ‘responsible plurality’ by contrasting Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of ‘polyphonic meaning’ with Jacques Lyotard’s pluraformity. The former approach acknowledges the diversity of genre, authorial intent, as well as interpretive approaches. Lyotard’s approach relativizes all meaning and therefore marginalizes the notion of responsible reading (22). Thistleton argues for a polyphonic concordance, and closes his essay with some suggestions of how the discipline of hermeneutics can fruitfully develop.

Porter discusses the interface of biblical hermeneutics and theological responsibility (chapter 2). Porter contrasts biblical hermeneutics with biblical interpretation by positing that interpretation involves processes and techniques related to interpretive acts, whereas biblical hermeneutics is a broader study of how we read text (31-32). This means not just attending to the original, or authorial intent, but the whole hermeneutical process and what the Bible means in a contemporary context. Included in Porter’s essay is an implict critique on the recent theological interpretation movement, which proposes a method of reading the Bible (with deference to precritical sources) without paying sufficient attention to the history of theological reception.

In chapter three Briggs argues for scriptural responsibility by using hermeneutical framework of ‘Scripture as’ to explore the ways that scripture functions. Briggs describes the Bible as a series of texts which explore theological themes dialogically (162). So he suggests that scriptural responsibility involves attending to the two-testament structure, fostering hermeneutic discussion between those with competing theological claims, and understanding scripture as a means of grace where God communicates himself through the various genres of the biblical material (64-9).

In chapter four Malcolm discusses kerygmatic responsibility This is a fascinating essay reflecting on the proclamation and mission of the early church and the reader reception of the New Testament. Malcolm suggests that the reader most able to respond responsibly (and responsively) to the text is the one who is a ‘primed’ and ‘faithful’ intepreter. In the examples Malcolm gives, a primed reader (of Pauline Epistles) will ‘know that Paul’s kerygma focuses on the humiliating death of God’s Messiah’ (81), this will illuminate aspects of the Biblical text and make the reader aware of common themes emerging throughout the New Testament documents. Likewise the faithful reader is ‘a cruciform interpreter.’ Malcolm writes, “one who is shaped by the cross is particularly attuned and open to the formational orientation of the kerygma, whether explicit or subtle (82).

Dunn argues for Historical responsibly (chapter 5). By this he means attention to the original context as the primary factor for understanding the meaning of the text (99). More than other authors in this volume, Dunn relativizes the contributions of church tradition to the hermeneutical task. Morgan urges critical responsibility (chapter 6) nad argues that we should make use of critical scholarship and approaches to help us get a better grasp on the biblical witness. Gregg argues for relational responsibility. He pays homage to the Reformation’s idea of sola scriptura and the normative authority of the Bible. However modern interpretation is constrained by the early councils and creeds which helped define theological orthodoxy. The creeds did not create orthodoxy ex nihilo but interpreted the Bible faithfully. Hence the Bible remains the supreme authority. Morbley’s essay rounds out the collection with some reflections on ecclesial responsibility. He observes that his own theological education taught him to question traditional notions like Pauline authorship of the pastoral epistles, but did not equip him to interpret texts for the church which affirms veracity of these epistles as part of the canon. Porter and Malcolm’s conclusion discusses the distinctive character of each of the above essays.

Despite being a short book, this is not a light book. There are a number of ideas and important considerations discussed here for any one who wants to interpret scripture well. This book is probably too technical for readers who have not studied the topic Biblical hermeneutics. Those who have will find these essays suggestive, provocative and challenging. As with all multi-author books particular chapters are more stimulating than others. I particularly enjoyed Thistleton’s chapter and his survey of contemporary developments. I also enjoyed reading several of these essays because I have books by these authors and it is helpful to be able to map their interpretive philosophies. I give this book four stars.

Thank you to IVP Academic for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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Jamichuk | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 22, 2017 |

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Obres
137
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14
Membres
3,858
Popularitat
#6,572
Valoració
4.1
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16
ISBN
272
Llengües
3
Preferit
2

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