Shaping the Scriptural Imagination

Shaping the Scriptural Imagination

Truth, Meaning, and the Theological Interpretation of the Bible

by Donald H. Juel

Edited by Shane Berg and Matthew L. Skinner

Imprint: Baylor University Press

228 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781602583832
  • Published: April 2012



The late Donald H. Juel (1942-2003) devoted his life to engaging scripture faithfully, intelligently, and imaginatively. For Juel, theological interpretation of the Bible meant having an encounter with the living God. This volume identifies and connects many of the overarching themes that animated Juel's work. Including his thoughts on the rhetorical nature of scripture, the challenges facing academic instruction of the Bible, the reader's place in the biblical narrative, and the hope of resurrection, among others, the selections are accessible and engaging and paint a unique portrait of the way Juel thought and lived. Juel seeks to nourish readers in developing richer imaginations about who God is and how Christians meet God through reading the Bible.