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Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture

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In Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics, renowned scholar Craig Bartholomew integrates the latest research in theology, philosophy, and biblical studies. This substantive hermeneutics textbook is robustly theological in its approach, takes philosophical hermeneutics seriously, focuses on the process of interpreting Scripture, and argues that biblical interpretation should be centered in the service of the church.

For more on this topic, check out Anthony Thiselton’s distinguished Hermeneutics: An Introduction.

Key Features

  • Integrates theology, philosophy, and biblical studies
  • Focuses on biblical interpretation
  • Examines the process of interpreting Scripture


  • Biblical Interpretation Coram Deo
  • Listening and Biblical Interpretation
  • The Story of Our World
  • The Development of Biblical Theology
  • The Traditions within Which We Read
  • Early and Medieval Jewish Biblical Interpretation
  • Renaissance, Reformation, and Modernity
  • Canon
  • Philosophy and Hermeneutics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Theology
  • Scripture and the University: The Ecology of Christian Scholarship
  • The “Epistle” to the Hebrews: But We Do See Jesus
  • Preaching the Bible for All It's Worth: The Resurrection of the Sermon and the Incarnation of the Christ

Praise for the Print Edition

Bartholomew has provided an exhaustive history of interpretation and philosophical hermeneutics in the key of narrative theology, with forays into trinitarian exegesis and lectio divina. The result is a smorgasbord of evangelical learning in the service of hearing God’s word in our day. A lifetime of wide reading and reflection has gone into this project.

Christopher Seitz, senior research professor of biblical interpretation, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

Reading this book is like feasting on a banquet of many courses. With consummate skill Bartholomew weaves together theology, philosophy, history, and exegesis, demonstrating convincingly that biblical interpretation attains its end only when Scripture is heard in faith as God’s address. This book will undoubtedly be a landmark in hermeneutics for many years to come.

Mary Healy, associate professor of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

  • Title: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture
  • Author: Craig G. Bartholomew
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Hermeneutics
  • ISBNs: 9781441227768, 9780801039775
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-30T23:54:38Z

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Craig G. Bartholomew is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and the principal of the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. He is the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor, with Michael W. Goheen, of Living at the Crossroads. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol.

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