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Biblical Hermeneutics

Five Views

Spectrum Multiview Book Series

Edited by Stanley E. Porter Jr. and Beth M. Stovell

Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Length: 224 pages
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  • Published: April 25, 2012
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 6999
  • ISBN: 9780830869992

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In this Spectrum Multiview volume five experts in biblical hermeneutics gather to state and defend their approach to the discipline. Contributors include:

  • Craig Blomberg with the historical-critical/grammatical approach
  • Richard Gaffin with the redemptive-historical approach
  • Scott Spencer with the literary/postmodern approach
  • Robert Wall with the canonical approach
  • Merold Westphal with the philosophical/theological approach

Spectrum Multiview Books offer a range of viewpoints on contested topics within Christianity, giving contributors the opportunity to present their position and also respond to others in this dynamic publishing format.

"This is an undoubtedly interesting volume. The contributors describe their methodologies clearly and largely succeed in making the abstract and theoretical nature of the subject matter accessible."

Jonathan Kearney, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 35(5)

"Biblical Hermeneutics is a welcome addition to the often labyrinthine discussion of biblical interpretation. Each essay is clearly and astutely written, and the congenial tone of the contributors is refreshing."

Andrea L. Robinson, Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Fall 2013

"The dialogue between these five views presents a basic hermeneutical conversation in a very accessible way. . . . Academics, students of biblical studies, and pastors will find this a helpful addition to their libraries."

Matthew James Hamilton, Bible Study Magazine, September/October 2012


Introduction: Trajectories in Biblical Hermeneutics
Stanley E. Porter and Beth M. Stovell
Part One: Five Views of Biblical Hermeneutics
1. The Historical-Critical/Grammatical View
Craig L. Blomberg
2. The Literary/Postmodern View
F. Scott Spencer
3. The Philosophical/Theological View
Merold Westphal
4. The Redemptive-Historical View
Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
5. The Canonical View
Robert W. Wall
Part Two: Responses
6. The Historical-Critical/Grammatical Response
Craig L. Blomberg
7. The Literary/Postmodern Response
F. Scott Spencer
8. The Philosophical/ Theological Response
Merold Westphal
9. The Redemptive-Historical Response
Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
10. The Canonical Response
Robert W. Wall
Interpreting Together: Synthesizing Five Views of Biblical Hermeneutics
Stanley E. Porter and Beth M. Stovell
List of Contributors
Name and Subject Index
Scripture Index


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Stanley E. Porter

Stanley E. Porter (PhD, University of Sheffield) is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of twenty-eight books on various topics in New Testament and related subjects, including Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory (with Jason C. Robinson), and he has edited over eighty volumes, including Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (with Beth M. Stovell). Porter has also published over three hundred articles, chapters, and related writings.

Beth M. Stovell

Beth M. Stovell (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) is associate professor of Old Testament at Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.