By Kevin J. Vanhoozer
For the pastor or severe layperson, the area of biblical interpretation could be a complicated maze of personalities, groups, equipment, and theories. This maze can frequently lead to obscuring the most objective of examining Scripture: listening to and realizing God higher.
The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible is a groundbreaking reference instrument that introduces readers to key names, theories, and ideas within the box of biblical interpretation. It discusses those methods and evaluates their helpfulness in allowing Christians to listen to what God is announcing to the church via Scripture. The individuals come from a number of backgrounds, and the dictionary covers a extensive diversity of subject matters with either readability and intensity.
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