The Voice of God in the Text of Scripture
A Development of the Doctrine of Scripture and Its Interpretation.
In the case of engaging with Scripture in a way that allows it to speak to us we have a theological mandate to develop a doctrine of Scripture that recognizes both the written text and its divine authorship.
The proceedings of the fourth annual Los Angeles Theology Conference focuses on the theological and doctrinal dimensions to the biblical texts, drawing on scholars of biblical studies and systematic theology in order to do so. The question that frames these discussions is, "How does the voice of God come to us in the text of Scripture?"
The ten diverse essays in this collection include discussions on:
- Authorial intent.
- The reception and formation of the Bible as Christian Scripture.
- The relationship between Scripture and human identity.
- The hermeneutics of metaphor and theological method.
Each of the essays collected in this volume engage with Scripture as well as with others in the field—theologians both past and present, from different confessions—in order to provide constructive resources for contemporary systematic theology and to forge a theology for the future.