From one the world's leading authorities on Hermeneutics, and author of the landmark New International Greek Testament Commentary entitled, The First Epistle to the Corinthians comes another landmark work Hermeneutics: An Introduction. Thiselton's latest work is a philosophical and historical tour de force examing the major methods, figures, and movements in the field of hermeneutics.
Following a hostorical trajectory, Thiselton examines interpretive methods from the Ancient World through Postcolonial Hermeneutics, from the basic concept of Hermeneutics, to American Postmodern perspectives on the discipline. Using his exceptional intellectual acumen and mastery of the field, Thiselton provides a comprehensive and unmatched introduction to the disiplne.
Intended as a textbook, this book will greatly reward all students who make use of Thiselton's expertise, but will also benefit anyone who wants to become oriented in this highly complex and evolving field.
Anthony Thiselton here brings together his encyclopedic knowledge of hermeneutics and his nearly four decades of teaching on the subject to provide a splendid interdisciplinary textbook. After a thorough historical overview of hermeneutics, Thiselton moves into modern times with extensive analysis of scholarship from the mid-twentieth century, including liberation and feminist theologies, reader-response and reception theory, and postmodernism. No other text on hermeneutics covers the range of writers and subjects discussed in Thiselton’s Hermeneutics.
Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England.
Hermeneutics, although now recognized to be indispensable to biblical and theological study, has hitherto lacked an introductory textbook that is simultaneously lucid, comprehensive, and authoritative. This, at last, is it.
-Princeton Theological Seminary
This is that rare book that is simply a pleasure to read. An ideal textbook, it is provocative, wise, astonishingly informed, and scrupulously evenhanded in its handling of material. Elephants may swim here and children may safely paddle. It is truly Tony Thiselton's legacy and the uncluttered distillation of a lifetime's study of hermeneutics. I cannot praise this book sufficiently highly.