Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation

Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation

by Henry A. Virkler, Karelynne Ayayo

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Overview

If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. Hermeneutics gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing. This popular book outlines a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The second edition includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. An Instructor's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, Powerpoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to Bible college and seminary professors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801031380
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 327,960
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Henry A. Virkler (PhD, Georgia State University) is professor of psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written five books, including A Christian's Guide to Critical Thinking. Karelynne Gerber Ayayo (ThD, Boston University) is assistant professor of New Testament at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
1. Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
2. The History of Biblical Interpretation
3. Historical-Cultural and Contextual Analysis
4. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis
5. Theological Analysis
6. Special Literary Forms: Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs, Parables, and Allegories
7. Special Literary Forms: Prophecy, Apocalyptic Literature, and Types
8. Applying the Biblical Message: A Proposal for the Transcultural Problem
Epilogue: The Task of the Minister
Summary: The Processes Involved in Interpretation and Application of a Scriptural Text
Appendixes:
A. A Sample Bibliography of Works relating to Hermeneutics from Various Theological Viewpoints
B. Readings on Revelation, Inspiration, and Inerrancy from a Variety of Theological Perspectives
C. A Bibliography on Sensus Plenior
D. Computer-Based Resources for Exegetical Study
E. Instructor's Resource CD
Bibliography
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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