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In All the Scriptures: The Three Contexts of Biblical Hermeneutics

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Overview

No one reads the Bible without some interpretive principles, or hermeneutics, in place. The question every student of Scripture needs to ask, then, is this: Are your interpretive principles and methods legitimate and ethical?

In this accessible introduction to biblical hermeneutics, Nicholas G. Piotrowski presents an approach that explores three layers of context: literary, historical, and christological. Because no text exists in the abstract, interpreters must seek to understand a passage’s ecology: the flow and argument of the entire biblical book, the world of the original author and audience, and the movement of redemptive history that culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Careful interpretation is both a science and an art, Piotrowski argues, and it has powerful implications for what we believe and how we apply God’s Word. Featuring numerous examples, further reading lists, and a glossary, In All the Scriptures equips students, pastors, and thoughtful readers to build a solid foundation for interpreting the Bible.

  • Explores the implications for what we believe and how we apply God’s Word
  • Presents an approach that explores three layers of context: literary, historical, and christological
  • Equips students, pastors, and thoughtful readers to build a solid foundation for interpreting the Bible
  • Introduction: Why Hermeneutics (Again)?
  • The Text as a Mirror: A Selective History of Hermeneutics
  • What Did Jesus Do? The Hermeneutics of Jesus and the Apostles
  • In the Text: The Literary Context
  • Around the Text: The Historical Context
  • The Things Concerning Himself: The Christological Context, Part 1
  • Through the Text: The Christological Context, Part 2
  • In, Around, and Through the Text: Genre Considered
  • Be Doers of the Word: Christological Application
  • Conclusion: From Him and Through Him and to Him Are All Things
This is not just another book on hermeneutics but rather a wake-up call to meet the challenges of the present. It addresses us in a rapidly changing post-Christian world in a way that covers all the bases for Bible-believing Christians. I commend it for its firm convictions about the inspiration and authority of Scripture. I commend it for the application of evangelical and Reformed presuppositions to the comprehensive range of matters involved in reading ancient texts. I commend it for the clear trinitarian and christological dimensions that inform our understanding of the unity and the distinctions between Old and New Testaments, between type and antitype, between prophecy and fulfilment, between the first readers and ourselves, and between the objective gospel of Jesus of Nazareth and the present inner working of the Spirit to connect us with that gospel.

—Graeme Goldsworthy, author of Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, from the foreword

  • Title: In All the Scriptures: The Three Contexts of Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Author: Nicholas G. Piotrowski
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 289
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Hermeneutics
  • ISBNs: 9781514002193, 9781514002186
  • Resource ID: LLS:LLSCRPTRHRMNTCS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-07-29T16:51:48Z

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Nicholas G. Piotrowski (PhD, Wheaton College) is the president and academic dean at Indianapolis Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he also teaches hermeneutics and New Testament studies. Piotrowski is the author of Matthew's New David at the End of Exile.

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    $25.99

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