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Models for Interpretation of Scripture

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This definitive study looks at the task of interpreting Scripture by exploring four broad models for understanding Scripture, namely, "witnessing tradition," "authoritative canon," "inspired word," and "experienced revelation." The diversity of interpretive approaches implied by the use of these four models is carried further by a methodological catholicity and openness wi ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Clements Publishing Group Inc (first published December 1st 1969)
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Corey Hampton
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
great - will read again soon.
Chuck
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
The final three chapters of this book are a must read for anyone preaching the Scriptures. While the book as a whole is helpful and challenging, these chapters capture the essence of our weekly journey. A bit dense in places, Models gives you lots to chew on. Goldingay causes thought and that's always a good thing.

It quickly becomes obvious that it would be helpful to have some familiarity with philosophers and the history of hermenuetical approaches to Scripture. However, the insights into how
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Nicholas Quient
Quite simply, one of the best books on Scripture I've ever read - and I say that with extreme and open bias! Goldingay is a helpful teacher and humble guide through the landmines that sometimes comprise Scripture, and this book should be on your shelf if you are a pastor. His sections on preaching are indepth, humbling, and as evangelical as one can be.

Highly recommended. I'm not selling this one back.

NQ
Zach Waldis
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Some good thoughts about preaching at the end. I think the first volume was better, but both are important contributions to Biblical hermeneutics.
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John Goldingay is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. An internationally respected Old Testament scholar, Goldingay is the author of many commentaries and books.