Invitation to Biblical Interpretation : Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-11-07
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional

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Invitation to Biblical Interpretationprovides seminarians and upper-level collegians a textbook utilizing the "hermeneutical triad" method. This approach to interpretation is based on giving due consideration to both the historical setting and the literary context, as well the theological message.

Author Biography

Richard D. Patterson (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Liberty University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 21
A Personal Note to Teachers, Students, and Readersp. 23
Complete Outlinep. 31
Abbreviationsp. 49
Preparation: The Who, Why, And How of Interpretation
Welcome to the Hermeneutical Triad: History, Literature, and Theologyp. 57
Interpretation: The Hermeneutical Triad
-The Context of Scripture: History
Setting the Stage: Historical-Cultural Backgroundp. 93
-The Focus of Scripture: Literature
The Old Testament Canon: The Law, the Prophets, and the Writingsp. 151
The New Testament Canon: The Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Apocalypsep. 209
Enjoying a Good Story: Old Testament Historical Narrativep. 237
A Word from the Wise: Poetry and Wisdomp. 265
Back to the Future: Prophecyp. 319
Hearing the Good News: New Testament Historical Narrative (Gospels & Acts)p. 369
Calling for Discernment: Parablesp. 423
Going by the Letter: Epistlesp. 453
Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Literature (Revelation)p. 517
The Importance of Context: Grammar, Syntax, and Discoursep. 575
The Meaning of Words: Linguistics, Semantics, and Exegetical Fallaciesp. 623
A Way of Speaking: Interpreting Figurative Languagep. 663
-The Goal: Theology
Making the Connection: Getting Our Theology from the Biblep. 693
Application and Proclamation: God's Word Coming to Life
Getting Down to Earth: Using the Tools, Preaching and Applying the Wordp. 727
Appendix: Building a Biblical Studies Libraryp. 809 Glossary
Scripture Indexp. 851
Subject Indexp. 881
Person Indexp. 885
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