Encountering the Living God in Scripture

Theological and Philosophical Principles for Interpretation

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"William Wright's book--inspired by the work of Fr. Francis Martin and a fitting tribute to his memory--is a welcome and needed contribution. It fills a gaping lacuna in biblical scholarship, providing a solid theological and philosophical underpinning to what Scripture itself claims to do: namely, mediate an encounter with the living Word of God. This book delivers on its promise to explain clearly 'how the Bible works.' I highly recommend this volume to anyone who reads and studies the Bible in order to grow in faith and be transformed."
--Thomas D. Stegman, SJ, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

"Such a work has been needed for a long time. The fact that Scripture puts us into contact with the living mysteries of Christ was the basis of all of Fr. Martin's scholarship and preaching. Here, relying on his years of collaboration with Martin, Wright presents us with the biblical, philosophical, and theological foundations of this crucial hermeneutical key. An invaluable study that will serve theologians, exegetes, and every serious student of biblical interpretation."
--Mary Healy, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

"If only every Catholic biblical scholar and theologian--as well as every bishop, priest, and seminarian--would read this book. The message of the book is simple: read Scripture in faith, and experience the transformative, divine power and presence of the living, incarnate Word, as communicated by the scriptural Word. With exegetical, philosophical, theological, and spiritual profundity, this book solves a lot of problems. A new day has dawned in Catholic biblical scholarship!"
--Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary

"Wright and Martin make a profoundly compelling contribution to theological interpretation. This book proffers a taste of the sweetness of the power and presence of Jesus in the Scriptures. It explains how mind, word, and world harmonize to ground the self-revelation of God. And it uncovers the mystery of Christ that inheres in the realities that the Bible presents. Eminently readable yet deeply informed, Encountering the Living God in Scripture goes to the very heart of the link between sacramental reading and participatory ontology."
--Hans Boersma, Regent College

Contributors

Francis Martin, Author

Francis Martin (1930-2017; SSD, Pontifical Biblical Institute) was a beloved priest and scholar who served in many academic and pastoral settings. He founded Father Francis Martin Ministries and taught at the Dominican House of Studies. He was also a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, and served as chaplain of the Mother of God Community in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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William M. Wright, Author

Wright, William M.: - William M. Wright IV (PhD, Emory University) is professor of theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Rhetoric and Theology: Figural Reading of John 9.

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William M. IV Wright, Author

William M. Wright IV (PhD, Emory University) is professor of theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Rhetoric and Theology: Figural Reading of John 9.

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William M. Wright, Author

Wright, William M.: - William M. Wright IV (PhD, Emory University) is professor of theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Rhetoric and Theology: Figural Reading of John 9.

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