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.
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
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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 coauthor of The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story, 2nd Edition, Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview, and an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.