Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (Spectrum Multiview Book)
Porter, Stanley E. (Editor)
“The dialogue between these five views presents a basic hermeneutical conversation in a very accessible way. . . . Academics, students of biblical studies, and pastors will find this a helpful addition to their libraries.”See All
Matthew James Hamilton
Bible Study Magazine, September/October 2012
“Biblical Hermeneutics is a welcome addition to the often labyrinthine discussion of biblical interpretation. Each essay is clearly and astutely written, and the congenial tone of the contributors is refreshing.”See All
Andrea L. Robinson
Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Fall 2013
“This is an undoubtedly interesting volume. The contributors describe their methodologies clearly and largely succeed in making the abstract and theoretical nature of the subject matter accessible.”See All
Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 35(5)
Source: Sermon Audio
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.