All Thy Lights Combine
Figural Reading in the Anglican Tradition
OverviewWe do not simply interpret God's word. His word interprets us.
Figural interpretation has been a trademark of Anglican devotions from the beginning. Anglican readers—including Tyndale, Cranmer, Hooker, and Lewis—have been figural readers of the Bible. By paying attention to how words, images, and narratives become figures of others in Scripture, these readers sought to uncover how God's word interprets all of reality. Every verse shines the constellation of God's story.
Edited by David Ney and Ephraim Radner, the essays in All Thy Lights Combine explore how the Anglican tradition has employed figural interpretation to theological, Christological, and pastoral ends. The prayer book is central; it immerses Christians in the words of Scripture and orders them by the word. With guided prayers for morning and evening, this book invites readers to be re--formed by God's word. Become immersed in the riches of the Anglican interpretive tradition.
Author BioDavid Ney (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is associate professor of church history at Trinity School of Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Ephraim Radner (PhD, Yale University) is professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Canada, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is the author of Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures.