Student Journal of Scriptural Reasoning

Who Does Scriptural Reasoning?

"Scriptural Reasoning" was first established as a method for shared scriptural study among a small group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars of religion—scholars of scripture, of the traditions of scriptural interpretation, of theology, and of philosophy. These scholars have tended to work in small groups of about twenty members, meeting together several times and year and joining together both for study, discussion, and for various writing projects.

Working out of universities and seminaries, scholars of Scriptural Reasoning have shared their methods of study with students and colleagues, with religious leaders in neighboring cities, and with members of local congregations and some peace groups. Through such contact, more public forms of scriptural reasoning study have appeared, including student study circles in the Abrahamic traditions, circles of religious leaders and teachers, and circles of congregants. The SR scholars also established groups like the Children of Abraham Institute to foster grass-roots study circles among members of the Abrahamic traditions and communities.

To sample the sort of work produced by Scriptural Reasoners, read the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, the Journal of Textual Reasoning, or some of the papers gathered here.