Empirical theology and biblical hermeneutics : exploring lessons for discipleship from the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35)

Francis, L.J. and ap Sion, T. (2016) Empirical theology and biblical hermeneutics : exploring lessons for discipleship from the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35). Journal of Empirical Theology, 29 (1). pp. 24-44. ISSN 0922-2936

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Abstract

This study engages the scientific approach of empirical theology with the investigation and evaluation of the reader perspective approach to biblical hermeneutics rooted in psychological type theory. By engaging participants attending the 2015 annual conference of the Institution for Socio-Biblical Studies, this empirical investigation tests whether individual psychological type preferences influence how academically-trained scholars within the field of biblical studies read, interpret and proclaim scripture. Eleven participants were invited in type-alike groups to engage in a conversation between the Lucan post-resurrection narrative concerning the Road to Emmaus journey and encounter and the contemporary theme of discipleship. The data clearly demonstrated how the distinctive voices of sensing, intuition, feeling, and thinking emerged from the ways in which academically-trained biblical scholars managed the exercise.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This item is available from the research repository at the University of Warwick
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Tania Ap Sion
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 16:32
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/427

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