Item description for Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation by Henry A. Virkler & Karelynne Ayayo...
Overview If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. This book 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.
Publishers Description 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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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801031389 ISBN13 9780801031380
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More About Henry A. Virkler & Karelynne 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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hermeneutics (2nd Edition)?
a must have book!!! Jan 12, 2007
This book will teach you what you need to know and is very well put together. I advise anyone who wants to take the Bible serious this is the book for you. Thank you Henry Virkler, i have learned more from your book than any other i used at Bible Collage and you put it in a easy format. You took a hard subject and made it accessible.
Well researched, balanced, resource on hermeneutics. Feb 11, 2005
Virkler does an excellent job of presenting facts and theories, yet at the same time presents varying historical views of each sujbect. Some may object to the inclusion of alternative viewpoints on some subjects but I found this helpful in understanding how different people came up with their particular opinions. I found the research to be sound and extensive.
"To Each His Own Hermeneutics" Oct 29, 2004
I was quite disappointed in this book. In a very "round about" way Virkler tells his readers that the Bible is to be interpreted personally, that is, no interpretation is wrong, and no interpretation is right, i.e., "to each his own." This type of new hermeneutic, though on the increase, decreases the authoritative nature of God's Word.
Superb book on how to study the Bible Jun 16, 2004
I took this course via correspondence with Dr. Virkler as the instructor. This is a superb book with very sound Bible study techniques. It teaches the importance of literal translation- meaning: finding the author's intended meaning. The process he teaches is flexible and applies to all types of reading, although it is tailored to the study of God's Word. The book teaches us to let go of our predisposed ideas if they conflict with what is found in Scripture. He teaches all the tools to finding the information needed to get to the true meaning of Scripture. If we all followed these principles, the divisions between Christians would be all-but-nonexistent.
Simple and useful Jun 15, 2004
Verkler's goal in this work was essential to provide christian laety with a volume on Biblical interpretation that was useful for not only understanding but implemeting the text of scripture. I feel that he has met his goal. Verkler addresses the issues that are typically involved in hermeneutics; history of Biblical interpretation, lexical/syntactical elements, theological models, etc. But he makes it clear that application of scripture is ultimately the purpose of hermeneutics and ultimately his goal in this work. This is a very easy to understand, basic treatment of hermeneutics that will aid in further study. I would recommend this work to anyone who does not wish to, in the words of Matt Damon in 'Good Will Hunting', "...drop a hundred fifty grand on an education you could've gotten in buck fifty in late fees at the local library".