The third edition of Biblical Interpretation focuses on the three "worlds" of biblical interpretation: the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world in front of the text. Author W. Randolph Tate then helps readers combine the three worlds into an integrated hermeneutical strategy.
Clear explanations of the various interpretive approaches are supported by helpful biblical examples. Key terms and study questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for classroom use. Succinct synopses highlight a host of distinct approaches to understanding the Bible. This third edition includes new synopses and an updated bibliography to help readers keep pace with the most recent developments in biblical interpretation.
This comprehensive exploration of the interpretive process, now available in paperback, has served as a successful textbook. It focuses on the three "worlds" of biblical interpretation--the world of the author, the world of the text, and the world of the reader--to help students develop an integrated hermeneutical strategy. The book offers clear explanations of interpretive approaches, which are supported by helpful biblical examples, and succinct synopses of various interpretive methods. Pedagogical aids include end-of-chapter review and study sections with key terms, study questions, and suggestions for further reading.
W. Randolph Tate (PhD, Florida State University) is professor emeritus of humanities at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where he taught for twenty-seven years. He is the author of several books, including Handbook for Biblical Interpretation.