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An Introduction to Classical Evangelical Hermeneutics: A Guide to the History and Practice of Biblical Interpretation Paperback – August 30, 2000
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The books biggest strength is also potentially its weakness; it takes a strong, conservative, literal dispensational view of biblical interpretation. In one sense I can't complain in that I take the same view. However, in my opinion, for a book on hermeneutics (bible interpretation) it somewhat puts the cart before the horse. Essentially they define correct hermeneutics as a hermeneutic that results in a conservative dispensational view.
The early chapters do tackle hermeneutics and they make the statement that hermeneutics needs to be tackled with an open mind. However the vast bulk of the book is actually given over to a discussion of the progress of dispensationalism. There are also chapters on the interpretation of particular passages from the dispensational viewpoint. Essentially the message appears to be: tackle the bible with an open mind but then end up ... here ...
If this book were titled 'Dispensationalism and the Hermeneutics that Support It' I would probably have given it five stars.
But as a book upon Hermeneutics it is not, in my opinion, sufficently open minded.
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This book is a collection essays about interpreting the Bible. Many assume the Bible can say anything you want it to say. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
The book presents and defends the grammatical-historical approach to Scripture. It's well written and easy to read. Highly recommended for students of Scripture.Published 3 months ago by Steven R. Cook, M.Div.
Using as a college course book, some areas are written very deep, and some of the words I had to look up so I would know what they mean. Overall a great book.Published 21 months ago by Eric Richardson
This book reads as a critique of opposing theological views; (1) Pre-millennialism versus Amillennialism, (2) Dispensational Theology versus Covenant Theology, (3) Arminianism... Read morePublished on May 29, 2014 by Emanuel Elizee
If you are a Bible Student or a teacher in ministry or writer you want to read this book. It is a solid resource in Biblical training.Published on March 12, 2014 by Phyllis Y.
This was a very good book. It was interesting and well written. It has a lot of interesting facts. There is a newer printing but the only difference is that some of the charts and... Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Melba L. Madsen
I sent this to my 16 yr old grandson as he needed a guide to how to do hermeneutics for his school project. It was helpful and encouraging.Published on June 1, 2013 by Mrs. Nancy L. Mcavoy
I have not yet read this book, but I have read and learned so much from Dr. Mal Couch's many other publications and cds. Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Ebony Zerr
This book is an excellent introduction to the skill of interpreting Scripture for the evangelical world. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by Cliff Allcorn