Julie L. Abraham is Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies at Emory University.
"[I]t represents more than a collection of essays. It is a
helpful, at times profound, mapping of Christians' reflections on
"Provides a state-of-the-art introduction to how Christian
theories of scriptural interpretation have been intimately bound up
with beliefs about life with God, examining both the outlooks of
movements and periods, and the contributions of great theologians.
No one with an interest in theological exegesis of biblical
hermeneutics can afford to miss this book."
-David S. Yeago, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
"This volume does what its title promises: it gives an
introduction to Christian theologies of scripture, and it does so
-"Religious Studies Review",
"What does it mean to call biblical writings the 'word of God'?
This fine collection of readable essays based on current research
gives an excellent overview of Christians' answers to that question
from the third century to the present and undermines widespread
caricatures and over-simplifications."
-David H. Kelsey, Yale Divinity School