HERMENEUTICS: the Science and Art of Biblical Interpretation: A Brief and Concise Handbook on How to Interpret the Bible

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This brief and concise handbook will help equip you by gaining a better understanding of the Bible as you learn the rules, science, and art of Biblical interpretation. Hermeneutics is the formal process by which the interpreter employs certain principles and methods in order to derive the author's intended meaning. Indeed, hermeneutics is the science and art of Biblical interpretation. It is a science because it is guided by rules within a system; and it is an art because the application of the rules is by skill,...
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Overview

This brief and concise handbook will help equip you by gaining a better understanding of the Bible as you learn the rules, science, and art of Biblical interpretation. Hermeneutics is the formal process by which the interpreter employs certain principles and methods in order to derive the author's intended meaning. Indeed, hermeneutics is the science and art of Biblical interpretation. It is a science because it is guided by rules within a system; and it is an art because the application of the rules is by skill, and not by mechanical imitation. In order for a person to properly interpret the Bible, you must be knowledgeable of the rules of hermeneutics in order to be guided into the right interpretation of the Scriptures, and the proper Biblical message. This concise and brief handbook will cover: An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, The History of Biblical Interpretation, Historical-Cultural and Contextual Analysis, Lexical-Syntactical Analysis, Theological Analysis, Special Literary Methods such as: Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs, Parables, and Allegories; Special Literary Methods such as, Types, Prophecy, and Apocalyptic Literature. The last chapter of this handbook will teach you how to apply the Biblical message, and present a Proposal for the Transcultural Problem. For the beginning Bible student, this is a MUST READ!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470156534
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles C. Lantz, M.A., Ph.D. has been an ordained minister for over 20 years, he has ministry experience in college and youth ministry, and has been involved in several mission outreaches overseas to Europe in Ireland, Germany, England, Holland, and Norway, as well as outreaches in South America to the Capital of Brazil, Rio De Janerio. Lantz graduated from Western Michigan University in 1986, with a Bachelor's of Science degree. While attending WMU he became very involved in student ministry, campus evangelism, and desired to serve the Lord Jesus Christ on a full-time basis ministering primarily to college and university students. In 1991, Lantz enrolled in Covington Theological Seminary, Georgia. He earned the Master of Ministry degree, and then went on to study theology and earned the Master of Theology degree. From there, he enrolled in a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies where every book of the Old and New Testaments were studied in detail. He graduated from Trinity Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies in the summer of 1994. He is fascinated with the Old Testament Panorama from Genesis all the way to Malachi, the last Old Testament prophetic book. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Religious Studies from International Seminary in 1998.
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