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Introduction. ‘Action is the life of all’: Approaching the Work of Christopher Rowland

Zoë Bennett and B. Gowler David

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199599776
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738340 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0001
Introduction. ‘Action is the life of all’: Approaching the Work of Christopher Rowland

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This chapter introduces the theme of the book and the work of Christopher Rowland. First attending to the co‐inherence of historical exegesis and contemporary interpretation of the Bible in Chris Rowland’s work, it moves to a consideration of the heart of his scholarship—in imagination, minute particulars, the marginalized, and action. The thesis of the whole book is introduced: that the radical impulse in Christianity has always struggled for expression in practice under successive prevailing historical conditions, and now has a vital witness to offer to our contemporary theological age

Keywords: Christopher Rowland; interpretation; Bible; imagination; minute particulars; the marginalized; action; radical; Christianity

Chapter.  5729 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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