In a Glass Darkly

The Bible, Reflection and Everyday Life

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Zoe Bennett, Christopher Rowland
  • London, England: 
    Hymns Ancient & Modern, Ltd.
    , January
     240 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The Bible forms a key part in the development of critical theological thinking and reflection on experience. Equally, to understand how we as individuals read the bible, we need to be critically aware of our own stories and context. Text and life, tradition and experience, are inextricably intertwined.

"In a Glass Darkly" offers for the first time a critical dialogue between practical theology and biblical hermeneutics. It considers the role of emotional engagement and critical understanding in biblical interpretation from here and presents being critical as an act which is just as much appreciative as it is suspicious.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Zoe Bennett is Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Pastoral Theology at Anglia Ruskin University and the Cambridge Theological Federation. She is the author of Your MA in Theology (SCM Press 2014). Christopher Rowland was formerly Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford from 1991 until 2014 and is a co-author of Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing (SCM Press 2012).

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His publications include Radical Christian Writings: A Reader (2002) with Andrew Bradstock.

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