An Introduction to Classical Evangelical Hermeneutics: A Guide to the History and Practice of Biblical Interpretation

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Kregel Academic - Religion - 371 pages
Words...grammar...syntax...context--all of these elements form the basis for hermeneutics, the principles and practice of interpreting works of literature. Here is a set of written tools and guidelines for an accurate interpretation and understanding of Scripture. Topics covered include: A history of interpretation and the various hermeneutical traditions in Christian history; An examination of dispensational hermeneutics in the early church; The importance of the doctrine of inerrancy in Bible interpretation; and Understanding symbols and types in biblical prophecy.
 

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Contents

God Has Spoken
11
The Evangelical Doctrine of Inspiration and InerrancyRestated
15
Systematic Theology and Hermeneutics
32
Theological and Prophetic Systems Throughout History
48
Principles of Hermeneutics
52
Symbols and Types in Prophecy
71
Interpretive Systems Throughout History
85
The Early Church Fathers and the Foundations of Dispensationalism
87
Salvation in the Dispensation of the Church
192
The First Reference to the Church Matthew 161320
199
Matthew 13 The Church or the Kingdom?
210
The Postponement Theory
221
Is the Church Grafted into Israel as Some Allegorists Believe?
227
Why the Church Is Not Referenced in the Olivet Discourse
236
Interpreting Prophecy
253
Introductory Thoughts on Allegorical Interpretation and the Book of Revelation
255

The Allegorists Who Undermined the Normal Interpretation of Scripture
95
Calvinism Dispensationalism and Later History
104
The Dispensations of Charles Hodge
128
Hermeneutics and the Covenants of Scripture
139
Interpreting the Church
155
Covenant Theology and the Doctrine of the Church
157
Dispensational Hermeneutics and the Doctrine of the Church
164
Dispensation of the Law Replaced by the Dispensation of the Church
182
The Kingdom of God
291
Is Ezekiels Temple Literal?
300
A Comparison of Views Between Covenant Theology and Dispensational Theology
317
Endnotes
333
Scripture Index
359
Subject Index
367
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