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Everyday Theology : How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends
"Using a biblical filter, a hefty hermeneutic, and a gracious attitude, Everyday Theology is a life preserver for the Christian soul inundated by pop culture. . . . A lively, engaging, and accessible description of interpreting culture that is sorely needed today."--Timothy J. Yoder, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Generally speaking, students, theologians, pastors, and church leaders are well-trained in the task of biblical exegesis. Where many fall short, however, is in the area of cultural exegesis--reading and interpreting the texts and trends produced by our culture, which can have a profound influence on the way we understand the world and practice our faith. Anyone interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture needs to be able to do "everyday theology," that is, to think theologically about our cultural environment and pass it through the grid of Scripture, in order to respond faithfully as Christian disciples.
Everyday Theology is the first volume in the new Cultural Exegesis series. With an emphasis on both methodology and case study, it is well-suited for seminary classroom use. A significant introduction by Vanhoozer lays out the hermeneutical method for engaging with culture. This is followed by a series of essays that engage cultural texts and trends, from the music of Eminem to the grocery store checkout lane to the phenomenon of Internet blogs. A concluding chapter walks the reader step-by-step through the interpretation process with an additional case study
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Baker Publishing Group
February 28, 2007
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