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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion


Publication details for Professor Walter Moberly

Moberly, R.W.L. (2016). Theological Thinking and the Reading of Scripture: An Auseinandersetzung with Susannah Ticciati. Journal of Theological Interpretation 10(1): 103-116.

Author(s) from Durham


This article considers the relationship between the Bible and
theology via the work of Susannah Ticciati, who works with the Bible
from the perspective of theology. An exposition of Ticciati’s account of
election and divine jealousy in Rom 9–11 and Deut 32 highlights the role
that a postbiblical understanding of creation ex nihilo plays in Ticciati’s
readings of Scripture. Questions are raised about criteria whereby this
sort of theological perspective can be recognized to illuminate, or to skew,
a reading of the biblical text. The understanding of clean and unclean in
relation to Israel’s election in Lev 20 and Acts 10 is proposed as an issue
that may pose difficulties for Ticciati’s reading of election. Ticciati’s work
is seen to pose issues of theological hermeneutics in an unusually clear
and interesting form.