Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture

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Essays on Biblical Interpretation: Anabaptist-Mennonite Perspectives, ed. Willard M. Swartley (Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 1984).


Part I: Interpretation of Anabaptist Sources
1. Anabaptist Hermeneutics: Presuppositions, Principles and Practice, by Walter Klaassen
2. The Hermeneutics of the Anabaptists, by John H. Yoder
3. Hermeneutics and Discipleship, by C. J. Dyck
4. The Hermeneutics :of Obedience, by Ben C. Ollenburger
5. Menno Simon’s Encounter with the Bible, by Henry Poettcker
6. Anabaptist Hermeneutics: The Letter and the Spirit, by William Klassen
7. The Relation of the Old and New Covenants in Pilgram Marpeck’s Theology, by William Klassen
8. The Bern Debate of 1538: Christ the Center of Scripture, by Walter Klaassen

Part II: Historical Developments
9. The Pre-eminence of the Bible in Mennonite History, by Frits Kuiper
10. American Mennonites and the Bible, by C. Norman Kraus

Part III: Contemporary Hermeneutics: Evaluative Responses and Proposals
11. Reflections on Biblical Hermeneutics, by Millard Lind
12. Canon: Creative Biblicism as a Hermeneutical Principle, by Jacob J. Enz
12. Modes of Appropriating the Bible, by Waldemar Janzen
14. Journey to Emmaus: A Study in Critical Methodology, by George Brunk III
15. Criticism and Analogy in Historical-Critical Interpretation, Marlin E. Miller
16. Beyond the Historical-Critical Method, by Willard M. Swartley
17. The Authority of the Canon, by John H. Yoder

Part IV: The Bible in the Congregation
18. Teaching the Bible in the Congregation, by Ross T. Bender
19. Teaching the Bible in the Congregation, by Richard C. Detweiler
20. Preaching the Bible in the Congregation, by Erland Waltner

Afterword: Continuity and Change in Anabaptist-Mennonite Biblical Interpretation, by Willard M. Swartley
Bibliography of Literature