In recent decades biblical hermeneutics has been an ever-expanding field of thought and research, with new viewpoints unfolding and debated. The views selected for this volume cohere with a broad center of orthodox interpretation of Scripture. But while they share a common ground and a collection of common tools, their distinctive emphases are at points profound.
In Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views five proponents of differing hermeneutical approaches each describe their approach to interpreting Scripture, put it to work on Matthew 2:13–15, and respond to their dialogue partners. The discussion is introduced and concluded by the editors.
The five views and their essayists are:
- Historical-Critical/Grammatical, Craig Blomberg
- Literary/Postmodern, F. Scott Spencer
- Philosophical/Theological, Merold Westphal
- Redemptive-Historical, Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
- Canonical, Robert W. Wall
Anyone interested in the ongoing quest to responsibly interpret Christian Scripture for the church will find this a wonderfully informative and constructive dialogue.