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dc.contributor.authorTorrance, Andrew Bartholomew
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-10T23:36:59Z
dc.date.available2018-06-10T23:36:59Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationTorrance , A B 2016 , ' A Kierkegaardian guide to reading scripture ' , New Blackfriars , vol. 97 , no. 1071 , 7 , pp. 624-639 . https://doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12226en
dc.identifier.issn0028-4289
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5604-8247/work/61133144
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/13869
dc.description.abstractKierkegaard is well known for being critical of a scholarly reading of the bible. It is generally understood that his primary concern was that “objective” biblical scholarship was undermining the possibility of a reader’s subjective life being affected, challenged and provoked by its message. That is, it encourages an overly detached reading of Scripture that distracts persons from responding to its call to discipleship. It is indeed the case that Kierkegaard devoted himself to challenging the fact that the nominal Christians in Denmark were not actively responding Scripture. However, I shall argue that there is something much more fundamental to his critique of biblical scholarship. For Kierkegaard, the faithful reader is not primarily called to respond to the message of Scripture but to the living God who communicates to persons through Scripture. This paper will look at how Kierkegaard sought to remind Christians that Scripture is not an end in itself but a witness to the living God (who is the primary focus of the Christian life).
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofNew Blackfriarsen
dc.rights© 2016 Provincial Council of the English Province of the Order of Preachers. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12226en
dc.subjectKierkegaarden
dc.subjectHermeneuticsen
dc.subjectBibleen
dc.subjectScriptureen
dc.subjectFaithen
dc.subjectTheologyen
dc.subjectBS The Bibleen
dc.subject.lccBSen
dc.titleA Kierkegaardian guide to reading scriptureen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPostprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Divinityen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12226
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2018-06-10


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