By Hug Rayment-Pickard
In fifty amazing brief essays one of many UK's liveliest younger writers on faith introduces the most important topics, routine and thinkers in theology. George Pattison, Professor of Divinity on the college of Oxford says: 'Hugh Rayment-Pickard is among the clearest thinkers at the British theological scene, and 50 Key innovations in Theology opens the door to theology for college students and basic readers alike. He has provided a valid consultant for the puzzled and a stimulus to argument among the interested.'
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Eisegesis: the interpretation of a text by ‘reading in’ or imposing a particular meaning. Exegesis: the interpretation of a text by drawing out its inherent meaning. Form Criticism: a misleading translation of the original German term Formgeschichte, which means ‘history of form’. Form Criticism is the analysis of the history of the literary ‘forms’ out of which the Bible is structured. Form Criticism identifies the ‘type’ or ‘form’ (Gattung) of a biblical passage, and tries to determine the social and historical circumstances (Stiz im Leben) which gave rise to that ‘type’ or ‘form’.
Doctrines operate like rules that help us to define and organise the ‘form of life’ of any particular church. John Milbank (Theology and Social Theory, 1990) has gone beyond Lindbeck to suggest that doctrine cannot be abstracted into rules but is the complete mythos or lived-narrative reality of the Christian faith: both the story of Jesus and the ongoing history of the Church. The principal weakness of Milbank’s approach is that the Christian mythos comes in more than 35,000 versions, and he provides no criteria for determining which is most true.
Demythologisation: an approach pioneered by Rudolf Bultmann which attempted to show (1) that most of the New Testament and its thought-world is mythical; and (2) that the biblical myths must be reinterpreted if we are to apply them to our modern existence. Double dissimilarity: the idea, put forward by Bultmann, that if any given saying of Jesus bore similarity to any other Jewish or Christian sources, it should be disregarded as inauthentic. Only those sayings dissimilar both to Jewish and early Christian culture should be regarded as Jesus’ own words.
50 Key Concepts in Theology by Hug Rayment-Pickard