The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture
Billings, J. Todd
This book fills a real need for pastors and students. Though there is currently a large body of material on the theological interpretation of Scripture, most of it is highly specific and extremely technical. J. Todd Billings here provides a straightforward entryway for students and pastors to understand why theological interpretation matters and how it can be done.
A solid, constructive theological work, The Word of God for the People of God presents a distinctive Trinitarian, participatory approach toward reading Scripture as the church. Billings's accessible yet substantial argument for a theological hermeneutic is rooted in a historic vision of the practice of scriptural interpretation even as it engages a wide range of contemporary issues and includes several exegetical examples that apply to concrete Christian ministry situations.
About the Author
J. Todd Billings is associate professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America. He is also the author of Calvin, Participation, and the Gift (Oxford), for which he won a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise.