How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Cultural Exegesis)

Everyday Theology: How to read cultural texts and interpret trends. A must, to a very needed area of development in the preparation of missional thinking and living. Vanhoozer, Anderson, and Sleasman author the first in a series of books focused on the exegesis of culture. For a further description go here. The book is due out on March 1 2007. Here’s a bit of the publishers descript;

Generally speaking, students, theologians, pastors, and church leaders are well-trained in the task of biblical exegesis. Where many fall short, however, is in the area of cultural exegesis–reading and interpreting the texts and trends produced by our culture, which can have a profound influence on the way we understand the world and practice our faith. Anyone interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture needs to be able to do “everyday theology,” that is, to think theologically about our cultural environment and pass it through the grid of Scripture, in order to respond faithfully as Christian disciples.