Reading Scripture to Hear God

Kevin Vanhoozer and Henri de Lubac on God's Use of Scripture in the Economy of Redemption

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Kevin Storer
  • Cambridge, UK: 
    James Clarke & Company Ltd
    , April
     2015.
     186 pages.
     £15.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780227175316.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Recent theological discussions between Roman Catholics and Evangelicals have generated a renewed appreciation for God's ongoing use of Scripture for self-mediation to the Church. Noting the significant influence of Henri de Lubac (one of the drafters of Dei Verbum and proponent of a renewal of the patristic and Medieval emphasis on a spiritual sense of Scripture), and Kevin Vanhoozer (the leading Evangelical proponent of a theological interpretation of Scripture), Kevin Storer seeks to draw Evangelical and Roman Catholic theologians into dialogue about God's ongoing use of Scripture in the economy of redemption. Storer suggests that a number of traditional tensions between Roman Catholics and Evangelicals, such as the literal or spiritual sense of Scripture, a sacramental or a covenantal model of God's self-mediation, and an emphasis on the authority of Scripture or the authority of the Church, can be eased by shifting greater focus upon God's ongoing use of creaturely realities for the building of the Church in union with Christ.

This project seeks to enable Evangelicals to appropriate the insights of de Lubac's Catholic Ressourcement project, while also encouraging Roman Catholic theologians to appreciate Vanhoozer's Evangelical emphasis on God's use of the literal sense of Scripture to build the Church.

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

Kevin Storer received his PhD from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and is Adjunct Professor of Theology at Duquesne University and St Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

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