Anthony C. Thiselton here brings together his encyclopedic knowledge of hermeneutics and his nearly four decades of teaching on the subject to provide a splendid interdisciplinary textbook. After a thorough historical overview of hermeneutics, Thiselton moves into modern times with extensive analysis of scholarship from the mid-twentieth century, including liberation and feminist theologies, reader-response and reception theory, and postmodernism. No other text on hermeneutics covers the range of writers and subjects discussed in Thiselton’s Hermeneutics.
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Hermeneutics, although now recognized to be indispensable to biblical and theological study, has hitherto lacked an introductory textbook that is simultaneously lucid, comprehensive, and authoritative. This, at last, is it.
—Walter Moberly, professor of theology and religion, Durham University
This is that rare book that is simply a pleasure to read. An ideal textbook, it is provocative, wise, astonishingly informed, and scrupulously evenhanded in its handling of material. Elephants may swim here and children may safely paddle. It is truly Tony Thiselton’s legacy and the uncluttered distillation of a lifetime’s study of hermeneutics. I cannot praise this book sufficiently highly.
—Iain Torrance, president, Princeton Theological Seminary
Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England. He is also the author of 1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary, The Holy Spirit—In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today, and The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle’s Life and Thought.