Publication date: 1-13-2003
Imprint: Kregel Academic
The New Versus the Old
Hermeneutical theory has been extensively expanded, refined, and rethought over the last three decadesleading to both confusion and conflict over how contemporary evangelicals should read, interpret, and apply Scripture.
Dr. Thomas compares, contrasts, and clarifies the basic characteristics of and developing conflicts between traditional evangelical hermeneutics and newer theories that place one's "preunderstanding" at the beginning of the interpretive process. This accomplished and acclaimed scholar evaluates how some newer methods may open the door to unorthodoxand potentially spuriousinterpretations of Scripture's core teachings.