Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Authoritative Word in a Relativistic Age

Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Authoritative Word in a Relativistic Age

by William J. Larkin
     
 

No issue now occupies contemporary evangelicals more than the role of culture in biblical interpretation. In Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics the author not only analyzes the current debate but also makes a significant contribution to it.

This volume grapples with what the author calls "the challenge that historical and cultural relativism poses to the

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No issue now occupies contemporary evangelicals more than the role of culture in biblical interpretation. In Culture and Biblical Hermeneutics the author not only analyzes the current debate but also makes a significant contribution to it.

This volume grapples with what the author calls "the challenge that historical and cultural relativism poses to the hermeneutical process when applied to the authoritative Scripture." He accomplishes his goal admirably by exploring both the origin and the current state of biblical hermeneutics and by developing a biblical theology of hermeneutics and culture.

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Addresses the challenge that historical and cultural relativism poses to interpreting the Bible, by analyzing the roots and current state of biblical hermeneutics and developing a biblical theology of hermeneutics and culture. Larkin concludes that both ancient and modern cultural factors must be taken into account. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592443062
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

William J. Larkin Jr. is Professor of New Testament and Greek at Columbia International University Seminary and School of Missions. He is the author of Acts (IVP New Testament Commentary, 1995), "Acts" in Luke and Acts (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary, vol. 12; 2006), and Greek Is Great Gain (Wipf & Stock). He holds a PhD from the University of Durham and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

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