With insight and passion, Dr. Cone lays the foundation for the theological method he advocates by placing it squarely in the center of biblical theology, establishing that context effectively, and wrapping it all up in the literal-grammatical-historical method of hermeneutics. As he develops this context, Dr. Cone shows that biblical theology bears a vital relationship to philosophy, science, epistemology, and worldview. Dr. Cone develops his thesis around four pillars, which form the main body of his work: • The existence of the biblical God. • God’s authoritative self-revelation to man. • Natural-man’s incapacity to comprehend God’s revelation. • A consistent hermeneutic. Although all four pillars are important, the fourth pillar provides the real meat of the work by advocating a consistently literal hermeneutic as a means for understanding and developing the truths in the other three pillars and as the only hermeneutic that can correctly interpret Scripture and exegete truth from the biblical text. In addition, the book contains an extensive bibliography for further study.