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V. Philips Long (Ph.D., Cambridge) is associate professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Vern S. Poythress (Ph.D., Harvard; D.Th., University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Richard A. Muller (Ph.D., Duke) is professor of historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation seeks to identify and clarify the basic problems of interpretation that affect our reading of the Bible today. This unique volume provides a comprehensive and systematic coverage of the field of general hermeneutics. Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation examines the impact of specific academic disciplines on the interpretation of the Bible. Previously published as separate volumes, its various sections explore the interface between hermeneutics and literary criticism, linguistics, history, science, and theology. Included in Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation, each with its own separate table of contents, are: -Has the Church Misread the Bible? -- Moises Silva -Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation -- Tremper Longman III -God, Language, and Scripture -- Moises Silva -The Art of Biblical History -- V. Philips Long -Science and Hermeneutics -- Vern S. Poythress -The Study of Theology -- Richard A. Muller. These six sections cover the interface between hermeneutics and the major disciplines.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 690 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Revised ed. edition (September 6, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310208289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310208280
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book includes 6 (small) books: 1) Has the church misread the Bible? 2) Literary Approach to Biblical Interpretation 3) God, Language, and Scripture 4) the Art of Biblical History 5) Science and Hermeneutics 6) The study of theology.
Each size is around 80 - 130 pages. They don't have to be read in this order, so people can choose the topics they like. I read some of part 1, 5, and 6.
I am a conservative evangelic christian. I think I am very serious about the Christian Theology and the like. When I read the first part, I found Dr. Silva asks very good questions and presents the important issues in the interpretations. These issues definitely affect our understanding of the Bible. Some issues are philosophy, linguistics, history and theology... If Bible is the ultimate authority of the christian religion, then we should treat these issues seriously because the meaning in the text closely connects with our presupposition.
Part 5 is really interesting. The author uses Romans 7 as an example to illustrate how our "model" will effect our interpretation. He keeps going on searching the anology of model in science and the model in Biblical interpretation. The writing is very clear.
Part 6 is also very good. Dr. Muller discusses the necessity of the theology. He thinks the theology is not only for the people in the ivory tower but also for believer's daily life. He gives many examples in Old/New Testament Theology, Doctrinal Theology. These examples show that how we can share the Gospel in a stimulating way, as it should be in the first century, base on these study of theology.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to share the God's word with people. Very helpful.
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Not for the immature reader. This book faces issues that intimidate contemporary interpreters of the Bible, providing the best scholarship in response. It also gives wise insight into many needed aspects of contemporary interpretation, such as the use of language.

Good for anyone, but especially for seminary students, as a help to guide them through some of the difficult issues presented to them regarding Biblical hermeneutics.

The book first gives points of view that are contrary to traditional Christianity and then answers them by presenting theologically sound answers.

It may be cumbersome to read through the many quotations and references to outside sources, but the effort is well worth it.

Highly recommended.
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Great book, great buy!Deals with contemporary issues of interpretation and hermeneutics from a conservative perspective. Great scholars in their field. I highly recommend it.
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