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Frances Young

Ways of Reading Scripture

Collected Papers

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Frances Young is known for building bridges across theological disciplines. Reflecting the intellectual transformations of some 50–60 years this collection of essays approaches the interpretation of scripture from historical, patristic, postmodern, doctrinal and hermeneutical perspectives.
This volume consists of previously published articles by Frances Young, a scholar of early Christianity, well-known for her work Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture, together with a few newly composed additions. The studies collected here are concerned with the New Testament, but their approach is often not in the modern historico-critical mode. Rather, they bring new insight through being informed by the author's patristic specialism, by methodological enquiries, by her interest in doctrinal and theological reading, and by exploration of the very nature and function of sacred scriptures. The significance of this volume lies in the way it exemplifies the extraordinarily interesting changes which have taken place in biblical hermeneutics during the last 50–60 years. Many of the essays could be useful, not only to research specialists, but to advanced undergraduates as well as clergy and preachers.

Frances Young Born 1939; first class honours degrees in Classics (University of London, 1961) and Theology (University of Cambridge, 1963); 1967 PhD, University of Cambridge; 1971–82 lecturer, since 1982 senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham; 1986 elected to the Edward Cadbury Chair of Theology; 1995–97 Dean of the Faculty of Arts; 1997–2002 Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University; since 2005 retired.


The following reviews are known:

In: Kerk en Theologie — 69 (2018), S. 392–393 (Arie Zwiep)
In: RES – Review of Ecumenical Studies — 12 (2020), S. 141–146 (Hans Klein)