Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics

A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture

by Craig G. Bartholomew (Author)CRAIG BARTHOLOMEW (Author)
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"This impressive book builds upon and develops the many insights of the Scripture and Hermeneutics series, which Bartholomew coedited. It therefore includes sophisticated work on truth, listening to Scripture, biblical theology, tradition, historical-critical methods, canon, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and academic inquiry. It embodies detailed discussion with leading thinkers in these fields and offers many wise and commonsense evaluations. Above all it stresses the need to listen to Scripture and to God. I warmly commend this book."
--Anthony C. Thiselton, University of Nottingham

"Craig Bartholomew has been laboring in the fields of biblical interpretation and hermeneutics for years, and this book represents the abundant harvest, gathering fruit from many academic fields. The subtitle means what it says: Bartholomew enlists various academic disciplines in the task of hearing God's Word in Scripture. He is explicit about his trinitarian commitments and about the goal of biblical interpretation as obedient attention to God's address. There is an entire chapter on devotional listening, the fundamental posture from which to undertake exegetical analysis. Other chapters cover the story of the Bible (biblical theology) and the history of its interpretation. Bartholomew also provides a constructive account of how biblical interpretation engages philosophy, history, literature, and theology."
--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Any individual interested in biblical hermeneutics should have this volume on a readily accessible shelf. Any classes on the subject should have it as an indispensable vade mecum. The chapters on the history of biblical interpretation are fascinating in themselves, and the treatment of individual subjects, like philosophy and hermeneutics, is never less than well informed and intriguing. Highly recommended."
--James D. G. Dunn, Durham University

"Craig Bartholomew offers his readers a wide-ranging conversation on biblical hermeneutics. Drawing on an impressive array of historical and contemporary voices, he explores biblical interpretation and its intersection with such companion disciplines as philosophy, biblical theology, and homiletics. He puts forth an academically seasoned hermeneutic to be performed in the presence of God and centered in the church--what he refers to as 'faith-full' biblical interpretation. Bartholomew's gift to his reader is the opportunity to think deeply about Scripture in the company of a seasoned scholar."
--Jeannine Brown, Bethel Seminary San Diego


Craig G. Bartholomew, Author

Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) is director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. He previously served as the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ontario. He founded the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and is the author of several books, including Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Bartholomew is also an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible and the coauthor, with Michael W. Goheen, of The Drama of Scripture, Living at the Crossroads, and Christian Philosophy.

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