Let the Reader Understand : A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible

ISBN-10: 0875525164

ISBN-13: 9780875525167

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Dan McCartney, Charles Clayton

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List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Binding: Perfect 
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction: God's Word and Human Understanding: What Is the Problem?p. 1
The Foundation of Understanding: Presuppositionsp. 5
Truth, Language, and Sinp. 11
The Pillar of Understanding: Truth
The Vehicle of Understanding: Language
The Spoiler of Understanding: Sin
Knowing God: Presuppositions About the Bible and Creationp. 31
Is the Bible the Word of God?
Is the Bible True?
Is the Bible Coherent?
The Bible and the World
The Foundation and the Frame: Presuppositions and Interpretationp. 61
Presuppositions and Method
Tradition and the Church
The Holy Spirit: The Ultimate Interpreter
Interpretation in Theoryp. 79
The Church and Biblical Interpretationp. 83
The Early Church: Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
The Developing Church: Origen and Theodore
The Middle Ages: Aquinas
The Reformation: Luther and Calvin
The Modern Church: From Schleiermacher to Bultmann
The Literary Turn: From Literary Criticism to Postmodernism
The Grammatical-Historical Method: Knowing What It Meantp. 119
Meaning and Understanding: Semantics
Culture and Understanding
Context and Understanding
Genre and Understanding
Removing the Veil: From What It Meant to What It Meansp. 159
History and Beyond
Typology and "Fuller Meaning"
The Bible Interprets Itself
Redemptive History and Present Application
Interpretation in Practicep. 175
Studying God's Wordp. 177
Spiritual Preparation
Analyzing Passages
Understanding the Bible on Its Own Terms
Priorities of Interpretation
Two Examples
Biblical Genresp. 223
Theological History
The Bible in Worship and Witnessp. 243
Scripture and Worship
Scripture and Witness
Scripture and Guidancep. 265
Guidance Needs to Be in Context
What Is "God's Will"?
Submission to God
Understanding God and His Ways
Understanding God's Sovereignty
Conclusionp. 289
Where Is Meaning?p. 291
Authorial Intent
Autonomous Texts
Reader Response
The Historical-Critical Methodp. 303
General Description and Evaluation
"Scholarly" Methods
Notesp. 313
Index of Personsp. 365
Index of Scripturep. 371
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