Category - hermeneutics

  • May 1, 2012

    The Voice, a new translation of the Bible, has sparked an impassioned but not always very well-informed debate about the nature of the text, observes Savi Hensman. But skilful understanding and interpretation invite open-heartedness, not close-mindedness, she suggests.

  • January 5, 2012

    "What would Jesus do?” Questions being asked by the Occupy movement are a symptom of an even wider movement to read the Bible in news ways, as the alliance of church and state breaks up, says New Testament specialist Lloyd Pietersen. He suggest three interpretative moves that have to be made to re-connection with biblical texts today.

  • October 25, 2010
  • June 3, 2007

    One of the many important life-issues raised by traditional Christian language about God is that of gender and paternity - human and divine.

  • April 18, 2007

    Simon Barrow asks how we can regain and sense of proportion, love and justice in arguments about the Bible and many other things in church and public life.