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Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation (2nd Edition)

Henry A VirklerKarelynne Gerber Ayayo

Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation (2nd Edition)

Henry A VirklerKarelynne Gerber Ayayo

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If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. Hermeneutics gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing. This popular book outlines a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The second edition includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. An Instructor's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, Powerpoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to Bible college and seminary professors.

- Publisher In this accessible textbook, Henry Virkler and Karelynne Ayayo combine hermeneutical theory with practical steps for exegesis. The authors outline a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The key distinctive of the book is its emphasis on practical steps of Bible study. Instead of giving readers long lists of rules they need to memorize, this book walks them through a simple step-by-step process that they can integrate into all future study of the Bible. The popular first edition has been translated into eight languages and has been used in a variety of settings. The second edition adds co-author Karelynne Ayayo and includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. In addition, an Instructor - 's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, PowerPoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to instructors. Praise for the first edition - ?A useful introduction to the field. . . . [The] emphasis on practical application is a noteworthy goal which the author consistently addresses throughout the book. . . . The author addresses the major topics which a textbook in a hermeneutics course must cover. . . . His sensitivity to the fundamental hermeneutical problems of continuity-discontinuity . . . and cultural dynamics . . . is especially noteworthy. The chosen format is well suited to classroom use. It offers explicit goals stated at the head of each chapter, clear definitions, - ?brain teasers, - ? summaries, practical - ?exercises - ? (questions for discussion), and resource lists. - ? ?'Timothy S. Laniak, "Bulletin for Biblical Research" - ?[A] helpful and accessible volume. . . . Virkler deals with most of the key issues in hermeneutics. . . . He does so in language that is understandable to non-specialists. . . . His explication of the various hermeneutical approaches is evenhanded and readable. This would be an excellent text to teach hermeneutics in a church setting. Its accessibility, fairmindedness, quality, and price make it a work with wide appeal. Recommended as an introduction to biblical study for any non-specialist. - ? ?'Steve W. Lemke, "Southwestern Journal of Theology"

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If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. Hermeneutics gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing. This popular book outlines a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The second edition includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. An Instructor's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, Powerpoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to Bible college and seminary professors.
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In this accessible textbook, Henry Virkler and Karelynne Ayayo combine hermeneutical theory with practical steps for exegesis. The authors outline a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The key distinctive of the book is its emphasis on practical steps of Bible study. Instead of giving readers long lists of rules they need to memorize, this book walks them through a simple step-by-step process that they can integrate into all future study of the Bible. The popular first edition has been translated into eight languages and has been used in a variety of settings. The second edition adds co-author Karelynne Ayayo and includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. In addition, an Instructor - 's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, PowerPoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to instructors. Praise for the first edition - ?A useful introduction to the field. . . . [The] emphasis on practical application is a noteworthy goal which the author consistently addresses throughout the book. . . . The author addresses the major topics which a textbook in a hermeneutics course must cover. . . . His sensitivity to the fundamental hermeneutical problems of continuity-discontinuity . . . and cultural dynamics . . . is especially noteworthy. The chosen format is well suited to classroom use. It offers explicit goals stated at the head of each chapter, clear definitions, - ?brain teasers, - ? summaries, practical - ?exercises - ? (questions for discussion), and resource lists. - ? ?'Timothy S. Laniak, "Bulletin for Biblical Research" - ?[A] helpful and accessible volume. . . . Virkler deals with most of the key issues in hermeneutics. . . . He does so in language that is understandable to non-specialists. . . . His explication of the various hermeneutical approaches is evenhanded and readable. This would be an excellent text to teach hermeneutics in a church setting. Its accessibility, fairmindedness, quality, and price make it a work with wide appeal. Recommended as an introduction to biblical study for any non-specialist. - ? ?'Steve W. Lemke, "Southwestern Journal of Theology"
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Meet the Authors

Henry A Virkler

Henry A. Vinkler es profesor auxiliar de sicologia y director de planeamiento y desarrollo de programas de estudio en el Instituto de Estudios de Sicologia en Atlanta. Obtuvo la mestria en Artes del Seminario de Trinity Evangelical Divinity School y el doctorado de la Universidad Estatal de Georgia.

Karelynne Gerber Ayayo

Henry A. Virkler (PhD, Georgia State University) is professor of psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written five books, including A Christian's Guide to Critical Thinking. Karelynne Gerber Ayayo (ThD, Boston University) is assistant professor of New Testament at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
    1. Introduction To Biblical Hermeneutics
    2. The History Of Biblical Interpretation
    3. Historical-cultural And Contextual Analysis
    4. Lexical-syntactical Analysis
    5. Theological Analysis
    6. Special Literary Forms: Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs, Parables, And Allegories
    7. Special Literary Forms: Prophecy, Apocalyptic Literature, And Types
    8. Applying The Biblical Message: A Proposal For The Transcultural Problem
    epilogue: The Task Of The Minister
    summary: The Processes Involved In Interpretation And Application Of A Scriptural Text
    appendixes:
    a. A Sample Bibliography Of Works Relating To Hermeneutics From Various Theological Viewpoints
    b. Readings On Revelation, Inspiration, And Inerrancy From A Variety Of Theological Perspectives
    c. A Bibliography On Sensus Plenior
    d. Computer-based Resources For Exegetical Study
    e. Instructor's Resource Cd
    bibliography
    subject Index
    scripture Index

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  • Catalogue Code 263759
  • Product Code 9780801031380
  • ISBN 0801031389
  • EAN 9780801031380
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Sep 2007
  • Sales Rank #11335
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.410kg

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