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Hermeneutics is the art and science of interpretation; biblical hermeneutics is the art and science of interpreting the Bible.
D.A. Carson from "Must I Learn How To Interpret The Bible?"
We affirm that the Person and work of Jesus Christ are the central focus of the entire Bible.
We deny that any method of interpretation which rejects or obscures the Christ-centeredness of Scripture is correct.
Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics (Article III)
We ought to read the Scriptures with the express design of finding Christ in them. Whoever shall turn aside from this object, though he may weary himself throughout his whole life in learning, will never attain the knowledge of the truth; for what wisdom can we have without wisdom of God?
John Calvin Commentary on John 5:39
The history of Jesus is thus the hermeneutical key to the biblical canon as a whole. Jesus Christ is the hermeneutical key not only to the history of Israel but to the history of the world, and hence to the meaning of life, for he is the Logos through whom all things were made.
Jesus Christ is the content of the Scriptural witness, the one who interprets the Old Testament witness, and the one who commissions the New Testament witness. Accordingly, Jesus is both the material and the formal principle of the canon: its substance and its hermeneutic.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer from The Drama of Doctrine (pg. 223 and 195)
By referring to the gospel as the hermeneutical key I mean that proper interpretation of any part of the Bible requires us to relate it to the person and work of Jesus. This was recognized in Article III of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics, which says, "We affirm that the Person and work of Jesus Christ are the central focus of the entire Bible." We have already considered some of the ramifications of Jesus' post-resurrection claims that all the Scriptures are about him. This is another way of saying that Jesus is the sole mediator of the truth of God. This mediatorial role has great significance for how we understand the Bible. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human who gave himself a ransom for all (1 Timothy 2:5-6). The Jesus who mediates the word of God to us is the Jesus who is defined in terms of his historic saving act. The meaning of the Bible, in that case, is tied to the saving work of Jesus
Graeme Goldsworthy from Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture (pg. 84)
|Must I Learn How To Interpret The Bible? (.pdf)||D. A. Carson - a phenomenal article outlining twelve "preliminary guidelines" to accurate and meaningful interpretation. This article is highly recommended, a wealth of pithy, useful, simple and biblical insights to an often daunting discipline.|
|Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics||For two years plans were laid and papers were written on themes relating to hermeneutical principles and practices. The culmination of this effort has been a meeting in Chicago on November 10-13, 1982 at which the statement was composed and signed.|
|Basics of the Bible @ www.Bible-Interpretation.com||To help those who want to learn about Bible Interpretation. We will cover the basic rules and guidelines of interpretation.|
|Taking the Text with Her Pleasure - A Post-Post-Modernist Response to J. Dominic Crossan||N.T. Wright - One of the most engaging, penetrating, insightful and funny essays on Postmodernism around; highly recommended.|
|The Story-Line of the Bible (pdf)||Craig G. Bartholomew & Michael W. Goheen|
|The Interpretation of Scripture||J.I. Packer - (1) Interpreting Scripture Literally, (2) Interpreting Scripture by Scripture, (3) Problems and Difficulties and (4) the Holy Spirit as Interpreter.|
|God-Centered Biblical Interpretation||Vern S. Poythress - A full-text, online book setting forth a biblical, Theo-centric, consistent and reformed model for biblical interpretation. Easy to read and a great place to begin intermediate study.|
|Hermeneutics and Biblical Authority||J.I. Packer - An excellent article detailing the nature of Scripture and the practice of interpretation. Packer identifies "grammatico-historical method" and "principle of harmony" as the necessary "controls" of evangelical..|
|Science and Hermeneutics||Vern S. Poythress - Online Book|
|Story and Biblical Theology||Craig G. Bartholomew & Michael W. Goheen (pdf)|
|Meditation in a Toolshed||C.S. Lewis (pdf)|
|The Case for Calvinistic Hermeneutics||Moises Silva|
|Two (Or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship||Alvin Plantinga (pdf)|
|Learning to Read the Bible Again||Ellen F. Davis and Richard B. Hays|
|Hermeneutics and Christ||Graeme Goldsworthy|
|Interpretation: Christians Can Understand the Word of God||J.I. Packer|
|How To Interpret The Bible||Michael Gowans|
|In The Beginning Was The Word: Language--A God-Centered Approach (pdf)||Vern Poythress|
|Interpreting Scripture by Scripture||Michael Horton|
|Biblical Theology and Hermeneutics (.pdf)||Graeme Goldsworthy|
|Never Read a Bible Verse (.pdf)||Greg Koukl|
|Biblical Interpretation and Application Reading Room||This page is designed to help make resources for Biblical interpretation and application available to those without easy access to a theological library. Many of the links below connect you to scanned, published books made available by Google Books|
|Hermeneutics: A Brief Assessment of Some Recent Trends (.pdf)||D. A. Carson|
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