Privilege the Text! spans the conceptual gap between biblical text and life application by providing a rigorous theological hermeneutic for preaching. Kuruvilla describes the theological entity that is the intermediary between ancient text and modern audience, and defines its critical function in determining valid application. Based on this hermeneutic, he submits a new mode of reading Scripture for preaching: a Christocentric interpretation of the biblical text, a hermeneutically robust way to understand the depiction of the Second Person of the Trinity in Scripture.
In addition, Kuruvilla's work provides a substantive theology of spiritual formation through preaching: what it means to obey God, the Christian's responsibility to undertake "faith-full" obedience to the divine command, and the incentives for such obedience--all integral to understanding the sermonic movement from text to application.
Privilege the Text! promises to be useful not only for preachers, students, and teachers of homiletics, but also for all who are interested in the exposition of Scripture that culminates in application for the glory of God.
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