• Christian Theology and the Bible is a section of the Society of Biblical Literature. Our task is to explore the intersection between the disciplines of Christian Theology and Biblical Studies. Does or can such an intersection exist? What then could be or would be theological exegesis? What is its relation to religious communities, the history of interpretation, historical theology, history of confession and doctrine, so-called Higher Criticism, etc.?
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Blackwell Bible Commentaries. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004—.

The series is the first to be devoted primarily to the reception history of the Bible, and is based on the premise that how people have interpreted, and been influenced by, the Bible is as interesting and historically important as what it originally meant. The series emphasizes the influence of the Bible on literature, art, music, and film, its role in the evolution of religious beliefs and practices, and its impact on social and political developments.

Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos, 2006–.

The commentaries are written by leading theologians rather than biblical scholars.

The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2008–.

Commentaries written under the theological principles for interpreting Scripture taught by Vatican II. The authors read Scripture in its canonical context and interpret it in the light of Catholic tradition.

The Church’s Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2003—.

Brings the rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history.

Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 8 volumes. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2000–2008.

Volume 1, Renewing Biblical Interpretation, is probably the most helpful for general issues of interpretation of Scripture as Scripture, though the other volumes are equally interesting.

Studies in Theological Interpretation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2006–.

The volumes in this series are rather focused arguments on different matters in scriptural reading. The first volume by Markus Bockmuehl, Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study, discusses some of the traits of theological interpretation.

The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2007–.

A commentary series meant to engage in “deliberately theological interpretation of Scripture,” considering many of the issues first discussed in Between Two Horizons (see entry in ‘Edited Compilations’).

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