Scripture and Its Interpretation ch 8: The Reception of the Bible and Its Significance

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Interpretive strategies that include (a) conducting historical and literary investigations into the portrayal of women and other marginalized groups in biblical texts as well as (b) bringing contemporary concerns of and about women and other marginalized groups into the practice of biblical interpretation.
The modern approach to biblical texts, birthed in the Enlightenment and eschewing any reference to God or faith, that uses certain historical criteria to attempt to (a) trace a text's historical origins and development and (b) discern its original meaning; sometimes used interchangeably with biblical criticism and historical criticism.
intertextuality(1) The phenomenon of a text using and reshaping other texts as resources, especially through quotation and allusion; (2) especially the use of the OT by NT writers; (3) occasionally, referring to the relationship between text and reader.literary criticismThe analysis of a text with respect to its literary aspects, including characterization, plot, and so forth.patristicFrom Latin pater, "father"; of or related to the writings of the church fathers, theological writers from the end of the first or early second century CE until about the middle of the eighth century CE.postcolonial criticism (or hermeneutics)An interpretive approach that attempts (a) to expose and critique colonialism and power structures more generally, as well as (b) to identify and critique the use of the Bible to support or challenge imperial power and other forms of abusive power.reception historyThe history of how biblical texts have been interpreted across the centuries in diverse contexts and media.theological interpretationThe interpretive approach that emphasizes (a) the interpreters' ecclesial location; (b) commitment to the church's confessions, traditions, and liturgical life; and (c) the prioritizing of theological concerns over other concerns—all with the goal of enhancing faithful living and worshiping before God by bringing theological concerns to bear on scriptural interpretation, and vice versa.WirkungsgeschichteGerman word often translated as "effective history" or "history of influence," and derived from the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer, referring to the subsequent impact of a text as it is engaged by interpreters.