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Inductive Bible Study

David R BauerRobert Traina
Inductive Bible Study
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Inductive Bible Study

David R BauerRobert Traina

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Robert Traina's classic Methodical Bible Study transformed the way many people studied the Bible in the latter half of the twentieth century and became recognized as the most authoritative presentation of inductive Bible study available. This new work introduces the practice of inductive Bible study to a new generation of students, pastors, and church leaders. The authors, two seasoned educators with over sixty combined years of experience in the classroom, offer guidance on adopting an inductive posture and provide step-by-step instructions on how to do inductive Bible study. They engage in conversation with current hermeneutical issues, trends, schools, and figures as they set forth well-grounded principles and processes for biblical interpretation and appropriation.

^^The book offers a holistic and integrated approach to the study of the Bible, showing how readers can bring together the various facets and methods of biblical study to arrive at original, penetrating, well-grounded interpretation and contemporary appropriation. The process presented incorporates various methods of biblical study to help readers hear the message of the Bible on its own terms. Inductive Bible Study includes a sustained example of the entire process, using 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and many examples of specific aspects or tasks of biblical study taken from passages throughout the biblical canon. It will benefit professors and students in courses on Bible study methods, interpretation, and hermeneutics as well as pastors and church leaders.



- Publisher For half a century, Robert Traina's method of inductive Bible study has taught students the most important critical-thinking skill of all: how to read! His method trains people to attend closely to what is in a text and what is not in a text, to follow a text's argument, and to map its narrative flow. Now David Bauer adds to the collaborative mix his own formidable strengths as an experienced teacher of inductive Bible study and as an internationally recognized biblical scholar. Together they present a finely honed guide to the process of observation, interpretation, and appropriation, enhanced with examples of how to execute each step and with helpful discussions about both the place of their approach in the landscape of contemporary hermeneutical debates and the connections between critical approaches and their inductive method. This volume lays an essential foundation for critical analysis and careful exegesis."-- David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Seminary "I have personally used Bauer and Traina's method of inductive Bible study for more than twenty-five years and can testify to its effectiveness for understanding Scripture in ways that are both academically responsible and pastorally relevant. The approach allows Scripture to reveal itself, to speak on its own terms in ways that overcome the limitations and presuppositions of its readers. This volume presents that time-honored approach for a new generation--and it is a remarkable achievement! Students will appreciate a text that is so immediately accessible and, eventually, will come to treasure this volume as a handbook to be consulted repeatedly throughout their professional careers."-- Mark Allan Powell, Trinity Lutheran Seminary "Many of us learned years ago to begin Bible study for ourselves with 'observation, interpretation, and application,' doing as much as possible on our own before turning to other resources. We may not have known one of the classic sources that outlined this method in comprehensive detail by Robert Traina. Now masterfully updated, with state-of-the-art scholarship and bibliographic references, this tome has been made useful for a new generation by David Bauer and Robert Traina. Part hermeneutics, part exegesis, part philosophy and logic, with numerous illustrations from Scripture itself, Inductive Bible Study does not supplant the standard works in each of these areas but helpfully supplements many of them."-- Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary

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Robert Traina's classic Methodical Bible Study transformed the way many people studied the Bible in the latter half of the twentieth century and became recognized as the most authoritative presentation of inductive Bible study available. This new work introduces the practice of inductive Bible study to a new generation of students, pastors, and church leaders. The authors, two seasoned educators with over sixty combined years of experience in the classroom, offer guidance on adopting an inductive posture and provide step-by-step instructions on how to do inductive Bible study. They engage in conversation with current hermeneutical issues, trends, schools, and figures as they set forth well-grounded principles and processes for biblical interpretation and appropriation.

^^The book offers a holistic and integrated approach to the study of the Bible, showing how readers can bring together the various facets and methods of biblical study to arrive at original, penetrating, well-grounded interpretation and contemporary appropriation. The process presented incorporates various methods of biblical study to help readers hear the message of the Bible on its own terms. Inductive Bible Study includes a sustained example of the entire process, using 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and many examples of specific aspects or tasks of biblical study taken from passages throughout the biblical canon. It will benefit professors and students in courses on Bible study methods, interpretation, and hermeneutics as well as pastors and church leaders.


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For half a century, Robert Traina's method of inductive Bible study has taught students the most important critical-thinking skill of all: how to read! His method trains people to attend closely to what is in a text and what is not in a text, to follow a text's argument, and to map its narrative flow. Now David Bauer adds to the collaborative mix his own formidable strengths as an experienced teacher of inductive Bible study and as an internationally recognized biblical scholar. Together they present a finely honed guide to the process of observation, interpretation, and appropriation, enhanced with examples of how to execute each step and with helpful discussions about both the place of their approach in the landscape of contemporary hermeneutical debates and the connections between critical approaches and their inductive method. This volume lays an essential foundation for critical analysis and careful exegesis."-- David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Seminary "I have personally used Bauer and Traina's method of inductive Bible study for more than twenty-five years and can testify to its effectiveness for understanding Scripture in ways that are both academically responsible and pastorally relevant. The approach allows Scripture to reveal itself, to speak on its own terms in ways that overcome the limitations and presuppositions of its readers. This volume presents that time-honored approach for a new generation--and it is a remarkable achievement! Students will appreciate a text that is so immediately accessible and, eventually, will come to treasure this volume as a handbook to be consulted repeatedly throughout their professional careers."-- Mark Allan Powell, Trinity Lutheran Seminary "Many of us learned years ago to begin Bible study for ourselves with 'observation, interpretation, and application,' doing as much as possible on our own before turning to other resources. We may not have known one of the classic sources that outlined this method in comprehensive detail by Robert Traina. Now masterfully updated, with state-of-the-art scholarship and bibliographic references, this tome has been made useful for a new generation by David Bauer and Robert Traina. Part hermeneutics, part exegesis, part philosophy and logic, with numerous illustrations from Scripture itself, Inductive Bible Study does not supplant the standard works in each of these areas but helpfully supplements many of them."-- Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary
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Meet the Authors

David R Bauer

David R. Bauer (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is Ralph Waldo Beeson Professor of Inductive Biblical Studies and dean of the School of Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a member of the executive committee of the Institute for Biblical Research and the author of several books, including An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry; Treasures New and Old: Contributions to Matthean Studies and Structure of Matthews Gospel: A Study in Literary Design (Bible and Literature Series).

Robert Traina

Robert A. Traina (Ph.D., Drew Uinversity) is Emeritus Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore KY. He is the author of the bestselling Inductive Bible Study: A Comprehensive Guide to the Practice of Hermeneutics

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Eugene H. Peterson
    introduction
    part 1: Theoretical Foundations
    1. Inductive Study
    2. Transjective Study
    3. Intentional And Rational Study
    4. Re-creative Study
    5. Direct Study
    6. Comprehensive And Integrated Study
    7. Individual And Communal Study
    8. Compositional Book Study
    9. Canonical Study
    10. Flexible Procedural Study
    part 2: Observing And Asking
    11. Survey Of Books-as-wholes
    12. Survey Of Parts-as-wholes (divisions, Sections, Segments)
    13. Focused Observation
    part 3: Answering Or Interpreting
    14. Selecting Questions And Formulating Premises
    15. Drawing Inferences From The Premises
    16. Implementing Interpretation
    part 4: Evaluating And Appropriating
    17. Description Of Evaluation And Appropriation
    18. Implementing Evaluation And Appropriation
    part 5: Correlation
    19. Character And Practice Of Correlation
    20. Implementing Correlation
    epilogue
    appendixes
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 312160
  • Product Code 9780801027673
  • ISBN 0801027675
  • EAN 9780801027673
  • Pages 464
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Apr 2011
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 36 mm
  • Weight 0.737kg

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