- Hardcover: 896 pages
- Publisher: Kregel Academic & Professional (December 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082543047X
- ISBN-13: 978-0825430473
Publication Date: December 1, 2011 | Series: Invitation to Theological Studies Series
Invitation to Biblical Interpretation provides seminarians and upper-level collegians a textbook utilizing the "hermeneutical triad" method. This approach to interpretation is based on giving due consideration to both the historical setting and the literary context, as well the theological message.
My take on this book:
"Invitation to Biblical Interpretation" Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology is a book that is similar to a textbook but is very informative for the average person.Written in an easy to understand manner which emphasizes the history, literature,and theology of the Bible.It gives a clear picture of Bible interpretation. The book is broken down into three parts:
1. Interpretation:The Hermeneutical Triad
2.The Focus of Scripture:Literature
Each chapter in the book begins with a chapter objective, then a chapter outline,and wraps up with a key words, study questions assignments and a chapter bibliography.There is a glossary provided as well as scripture index, a subject index, and a person index.For me I actually found the scripture index very helpful because I used it to look up particular verses that I had questions about.
Overall if your someone who wants to take your Bible study to the next level and want a book that's going to help you understand what your reading in the Bible then this book is for you. Even though this book is 890 pages don't let the size stop you from using it because it's very easy to navigate.While this book is great for classroom study, its also perfect for personal use, I think every church should have a copy in their library.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.