Author(s): Matthew R. Malcolm
How should we expect multiple interpretations of the Bible to be kept in check? Each of the contributors, experts in the field, considers one parameter of responsibility, which may act as a constraint on the validity of competing biblical interpretations. Stanley E. Porter considers theological resposibility; Walter Moberly on ecclesial reponsibility; Richard S. Briggs on scriptural responsibility; Matthew R Malcolm on kerygmatic responsibility; James D.G. Dunn on historical reponsibility; Robert C. Morgan on critical; Tom Greggs on relational responsibility and Anthony C Thiselton considers the topic as a whole. What emereges is a plurivocal but concordant projection of fruitful ways forward for biblical interpretation.
Matthew R. Malcolm is Lecturer in New Testament at Trinity Theological College, Western Australia. He is the author of The World of 1 Corinthians (2012), and co-editor, with Stanley E. Porter, of The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics (forthcoming), and Horizons in Hermeneutics: A Festschrift in Honor of Anthony C. Thiselton (forthcoming). Stanley E. Porter (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of many books on the New Testament and the editor of more than forty other volumes, including Reading the Gospels Today. Some of his significant works include Idioms of the Greek New Testament; Paul in Acts; Fundamentals of New Testament Greek; The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research; The Book of Acts (New International Greek Testament Commentary); The Pastoral Epistles (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament); Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference to Tense & Mood (Studies in Biblical Greek; Vol 1) and Romans (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary). - Editorial Review.