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Interpreting the God-Breathed Word: How to Read and Study the Bible

Interpreting the God-Breathed Word: How to Read and Study the Bible

by Robbie F. Castleman


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This biblical interpretation textbook provides an accessible introduction to the latest approaches in evangelical hermeneutics. Having many years' experience teaching hermeneutics to undergraduates, Robbie Castleman explains complex themes in an engaging way. She addresses all the current schools of thought in contemporary evangelical hermeneutics and incorporates recent important trends in biblical interpretation. This book helps students recognize the living Word as they read and study Scripture as an act of being engaged by the triune God of grace who breathed and still breathes "the word of the Lord."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801095283
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robbie F. Castleman (DMin, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary) is professor emeritus of biblical studies at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She is the author of Story-Shaped Worship, New Testament Essentials, Parenting in the Pew, and a number of successful Bible study guides.

Table of Contents

1. Hearing Scripture: What Does the Text Say and How Does It Say It?
2. Once upon a Time: Hearing Scripture as Story
3. The First Voice: Faith Comes by Hearing
4. The Second Voice: Hearing through the Ears of the First Audience
5. The Third Voice: Responding to the God-Breathed Word
6. Meditation in a Canonical Toolshed: Seeing the Light by the Light
Conclusion: Wisdom—Participation in the God-Breathed Word
Appendix: Growing a Library

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