Catholic Bible Interpretation Methods

Reading List

Verbum resources

The historical-critical method

Comparison of translations
Socio-historical criticism

New methods of literary analysis

Rhetorical analysis
Narrative analysis
Semiotic analysis

Approaches based on tradition

Canonical approach
Using Jewish interpretative traditions
History of interpretation

Approaching using the human sciences

Sociological approach
Cultural anthropology approach
Psychological/psychoanalytical approaches

Contextual approaches

Liberationist approach
Feminist approach

Other approaches

Structural approach
Reader-response approach

Traditional debating methods

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