Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (Spectrum Multiview Book)

Porter, Stanley E. (Editor)

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In recent decades biblical hermeneutics has been an ever-expanding field of thought and research, with new viewpoints unfolding and debated. The views selected for this volume cohere with a broad center of orthodox interpretation of Scripture. But while they share a common ground and a collection of common tools, their distinctive emphases are at points profound.

In Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views five proponents of differing hermeneutical approaches each describe their approach to interpreting Scripture, put it to work on Matthew 2:13-15, and respond to their dialogue partners. The discussion is introduced and concluded by the editors.

The five views and their essayists are:

  • Historical-Critical/Grammatical, Craig Blomberg
  • Literary/Postmodern, F. Scott Spencer
  • Philosophical/Theological, Merold Westphal
  • Redemptive-Historical, Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
  • Canonical, Robert W. Wall

Anyone interested in the ongoing quest to responsibly interpret Christian Scripture for the church will find this a wonderfully informative and constructive dialogue.

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