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Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method, 2nd ed.
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Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method, 2nd ed.


Tyndale Theological Seminary 2012

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From the Greek pro (before) and legomen (we speak), prolegomena refers to preliminary or introductory words on a course of study. Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method, 2nd ed., explores four important pillars that support biblical theology, and provides guidance on how we can study and understand the Bible for ourselves, along with background on how others have understood the Bible throughout history.

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Key Features

  • Analyzes four pillars of biblical theology
  • Presents various ways of understanding Scripture dispensationally
  • Provides tips for studying Scripture


  • Introduction
    • Definitions in Biblical Theology
    • The Aim of Biblical Theology
    • Biblical Theology as a Foundation for Philosophy
    • Biblical Theology as a Foundation for Science
    • Biblical Theology as a Worldview
    • Biblical Theology as a Epistemology
  • Pillar One: The Existence of the Biblical God
    • Personal vs. Impersonal
    • Singularity vs. Plurality
    • Rational vs. Rationalism
    • Absolute vs. Relativism
  • Pillar Two: God's Authoritative Self-Revelation to Man
    • Inspiration
    • Canonicity
    • Biblical Criticism
    • Transmission
  • Pillar Three: Natural-Man's Incapacity to Comprehend God's Revelation
    • The Purpose of Language
    • The Noetic Affects of Sin
    • The Work of Father, Son, and Spirit
  • Pillar Four: A Consistent Hermeneutic
    • Result One: Submission to the Authority of Scripture
    • Result Two: Recognition of Cumulative Revelation
    • Result Three: Awareness of Doxological Centrality
    • Result Four: Normative Dispensational Conclusion
    • Result Five: Clear Distinction between Israel and the Church
    • The Biblical Hermeneutic Method
    • A Brief History of Hermeneutical Method
    • Basic Contemporary Hermeneutic Approaches
    • Basic Interpretive Process
  • Processes in Biblical Theology
    • Introduction to Exegetical Process
    • Introduction to Synthetic Process
    • Introduction to Systematic Process

Praise for the Print Edition

Prolegomena is the study of presuppositions, definitions, and theological methods which are foundational to any doctrinal system. This volume concerning prolegomena is decidedly dispensational in approach and thus lays the groundwork necessary for understanding Scripture dispensationally. . . . offers an excellent theological study which is basic to systemic theology.

Gary E. Gilley, pastor-teacher, Southern View Chapel, Springfield, Illinois

Product Details

  • Title: Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method
  • Author: Christopher Cone
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Tyndale Theological Seminary
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 360

About Christopher Cone

Christopher Cone serves as president of Tyndale Theological Seminary, and teaches there as a professor of Bible and theology. He also serves as a pastor for Tyndale Bible Church. Cone has authored several books including The Promises of God: A Synthetic Bible Survey, Prolegomena: Introductory Notes on Bible Study and Theological Method, and Life beyond the Sun: An Introduction to Philosophy and Worldview through the Lens of Ecclesiastes. He is the general editor of Dispensationalism Tomorrow and Beyond: A Theological Collection in Honor of Charles C. Ryrie and Practical Aspects of Pastoral Theology.

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