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By Yung Suk Kim

Yung Suk Kim asks vital questions in Biblical Interpretation: Why can we care in regards to the Bible and biblical interpretation? How can we understand which interpretation is best? He expertly brings to the fore the fundamental parts of interpretation—the reader, the textual content, and the interpreting lens—and makes an attempt to discover a collection of standards for reliable interpretation. whereas celebrating the variety of biblical interpretation, Kim warns that now not all interpretations are legitimate, valid, or fit simply because interpretation comprises the advanced technique of what he calls critical contextual biblical interpretation. He means that readers have interaction with the textual content via asking very important questions in their personal: Why will we learn? How will we learn? and What will we read?

“Kim analyzes the method of biblical interpretation with provocative accessory. whereas acknowledging the worth of historical-critical and literary-narrative contributions, Kim privileges the reader-response measurement. His contribution is particular in its intensity research of the interaction among the interpreter and the textual content. he is taking account of the anticipated range of interpretation, given the varied storied-life studies of interpreters. . . . The publication is an enriching, collateral source for graduate-level classes on biblical interpretation.”
—Willard Swartley, Professor Emeritus of recent testomony, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

“In this compelling advent to the dynamics of biblical interpretation, Yung Suk Kim builds on demonstrated equipment of interpretation to advertise new concepts of analyzing, during which the query of what the textual content potential is certain including questions on the identification and situations of readers. With sensitivity to the ethics of interpretation and the values of unity and variety, this publication opens the way to specialize in well timed interpretations of the biblical text.”
—Ray Pickett, Professor of latest testomony, Lutheran college of Theology at Chicago

“At final, i've got discovered the short advent to biblical interpretation I’ve been searching for! Kim sincerely and succinctly lays out the problems and thoughts; and, to inspire the reader to head deeper, he contains mirrored image questions on the finish of every bankruptcy. i glance ahead to utilizing this ebook at school. . . . may well this gem have an extended and well-traveled life!”
—Michael Willett Newheart, Professor of recent testomony Language and Literature, Howard collage tuition of Divinity

“Biblical Interpretation offers a finished, hopeful, and useful imaginative and prescient to the reader, student, and preacher for realizing biblical texts in additional serious and egalitarian methods. Yung Suk Kim’s imaginative and prescient is to deliver new . . . voices to the desk with a purpose to comprehend and interpret biblical texts in clean and inventive ways—ways that may make pulpit preaching an immediate beneficiary of the total process.”
—James Henry Harris, Professor of Preaching and sensible Theology, Graduate institution of Theology, Virginia Union University

Yung Suk Kim is Assistant Professor of latest testomony and Early Christianity at Samuel DeWitt Proctor college of Theology, Virginia Union collage, Richmond. he's the writer of Christ’s physique in Corinth: The Politics of a Metaphor (2008) and A Theological creation to Paul’s Letters (Cascade 2011), and the editor of the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation.

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