Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views
bring together a distinguished panel of experts to state and defend their approach to the discipline. Keying each perspective to a specific text, Matthew 2.7-15, each contributor draws out their how their approach to the discipline of hermeneutics would affect the interpretation and consequently elucidate the meaning of the Matthew pericope.
The result is a riveting and mind bending exploration of how to read the biblical text from multiple approaches each of which remains congruent with Christian belief. Contributors Include:
- Craig Blomberg (historical-critical/grammatical approach)
- Richard Gaffin (redemptive-historical approach)
- Scott Spencer (literary/postmodern approach)
- Robert Wall (canonical approach)
- Merold Westphal with the philosophical/theological approach
Five experts in biblical hermeneutics gather here to state and defend their approach to the discipline. Contributors include: Craig Blomberg with the historical-critical/grammatical approach, Richard Gaffin with the redemptive-historical approach, Scott Spencer with the literary/postmodern approach, Robert Wall with the canonical approach and Merold Westphal with the philosophical/theological approach.
Beth M. Stovell (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) is assistant professor of Old Testament at Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has authored and co-edited with Dr. Stanley E. Porter. Beth has also contributed chapters in edited volumes such as and
"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."
" 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."
"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."