Hermeneutics in Light of the Divine Author of Scripture

Dr. Vern Poythress joins us to discuss divine and human authorship, in connection with his recent article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS), “Dispensing with Merely Human Meaning: Gains and Losses from Focusing on the Human Author, Illustrated by Zephaniah 1:2–3.” The major emphasis in current biblical scholarship is upon the Bible’s human authors compared to the divine author, but Dr. Poythress, in his article, questions this trend.

Dr. Poythress is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and Editor of the Westminster Theological Journal. Many of his writings are available here.

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Rob de Roos

5 years ago

Good episode. I wonder if Dr. Poythress in the proper concern for the divine author he is reconnoitering or reforming in an evangelical and Reformed way, literary new criticism or the naive reader?


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