John Vincent, ed.
Acts in Practice
In this volume, the second in the Practice Interpretation series,
interpreters from various different situations describe how passages and
themes in the book of Acts speak to their 21st-century circumstances.
The aim in the words of a contributor is to "link up with some of the
stories that belong to our lives today
– things that are happening in the
newspapers or in the churches, or in our own spiritual lives ... to
treat them as a springboard to make connections between Luke's world and
ours" (Loveday Alexander). The 16 other contributors are John D. Davies,
Susan Miller, Leslie Francis, Ian Wallis, Daniel McGinnis, David
Holgate, Robin Pagan, Garnet Parris, Andrew Parker, Alan Powers, Neil
Richardson, John Proctor, Christine Jones and John Vincent.
ISBN 9781905679287 (PI, 2) 190pp. Pbk. UK £18.95/ Europe £19.95/
ROW £22.95 2012
John Vincent, ed.
Stilling the Storm
Contemporary Responses to Mark 4.35–5.1
Most books about Jesus and the Gospels deal with
texts, background, culture and authorial intentions. A new approach to
the Gospels called Practice Interpretation puts the emphasis on the
actual happenings behind the Gospel stories
– on what first
hearers might have made of them, and on what contemporary disciples
today make of them. The concern of the studies in this series is with
the "use" of a Gospel story by disciples today, and of its "influence"
In this ground-breaking collection, the first in the Practice
Interpretation series, people from many different situations describe
what the story of Jesus Stilling the Storm actually "sparked
off" in their lives.
Rev. Dr. John
Vincent, D.Theol. 1960,
Basel, is Honorary Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of
Sheffield. He is the editor of Mark: Gospel of Action and joint
author of The Drama of Mark and The City in Biblical
Perspective. He is a Methodist minister, and married with three
ISBN 9781905679171 (PI, 1) 128pp. Pbk. UK £17.95/ Europe £18.95/
ROW £20.95 2011
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