The Life, Works and Influence of Hans Wilhelm Frei

By Ben Fulford in July 2009

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Runtime: 22 mins

Ben Fulford discusses Hans Wilhelm Frei's approach to biblical hermeneutics and its emphasis on facilitating the shaping of one's life in conformity with God's action in history.

Hans Wilhelm Frei was an American biblical scholar and theologian. In his celebrated work The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative he argued that rationalist theology had disregarded the narrative nature of scripture. He argued for reading the Bible as text and not historical source and stressed the importance of culture and language in literary interpretation and understanding.

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Produced in July 2009. Provisional captions.

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