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God-Centered Biblical Interpretation

Direct Price: $19.99 $15.00
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780875523767
Publication Date 03/26/99

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Theologically and pastorally profound, this study of biblical hermeneutics builds on Trinitarian presuppositions, while exposing the idols that lead interpretation astray. Poythress emphasizes the interpreter's spiritual qualifications along with linguistic principles.


"Poythress has been teaching hermeneutics for over twenty years and has developed some wonderful, fresh approaches, which are at the same time deeply biblical.

Christians confess that God is Lord of all of life, but we often ignore him, ironically enough, even in the area of Bible interpretation, where we should be especially eager to hear his voice. But what does God say about Bible interpretation? This book will tell you. It traces the whole activity back to the depths of God’s trinitarian existence. I can’t think of any book I would recommend more highly to the serious student of Scripture. It tells you what is most important about interpreting the Bible."

—John M. Frame


The Author

Vern S. Poythress

Vern S. Poythress

Vern S. Poythress (MLitt, University of Cambridge; PhD, Harvard University; DTh, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) is distinguished professor of New Testament, biblical interpretation, and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has authored books on a wide range of topics; his works include Symphonic TheologyTheophany, and The Mystery of the Trinity.