Category Archives: Hermeneutics

The ‘Good’ of Tradition; The Impossibility of Reading Scripture Without Theology

What I realized in seminary while immersed in historical theology and new testament studies was that doing theological exegesis and engaging with the tradition of the church is an inescapable reality; even for those who claim to be doing otherwise. … Continue reading

Posted in Hermeneutics, Stephen Holmes, Theological Exegesis

What Does it Mean to Read the Bible ‘Literally?’ Against the Literalistic and other Literalisms via the Sensus Literalis

Of course even as theological exegetes of Holy Scripture, more so, we want to take the text as Literal. But what does this actually entail; what does it mean to be literal in our interpretation? Dispensationalists like Charles Ryrie assert … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Charles Ryrie, Hermeneutics, Richard Muller, Stephen Fowl

Engaging with Doug Hamp’s Book: Corrupting the Image: Angels, Aliens, and the AntiChrist Revealed

I am going to begin a series of running posts that engage with a book written by Douglas Hamp; I believe it was accepted as his PhD dissertation at Louisiana Baptist University. Hamp’s book is entitled: Corrupting the Image: Angels, … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Biblical Studies, Douglas Hamp, Hermeneutics | 10 Comments

Reading God: Retrieving Classical Theism as orthodoxy, and The Role of Theologia Naturalis

I have been thinking about writing this post for some time; indeed, I’m sure somewhere in the archives of my blog I’ve written on this, in gist, quite a bit. But I wanted to offer something fresh on this topic, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Hermeneutics, Natural Theology

Christology as a Case Study: The Relationship Between Church Tradition and the Bible as Fonts of Authority and Divine Knowledge

The tension present between the role of church tradition and the bible, and how the two mutually implicate one or the other (or don’t) is not going away any time soon. There are those who want to believe that they … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Bibliology, Bruce McCormack, Christology, Cornelius van der Kooi, Doctrine of Scripture, Gijsbert van den Brink, Hermeneutics, Oliver Crisp, Ontology Of Scripture, Tradition | 1 Comment

The Go Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Way of Reading the Bible: Robert Jenson Helping Us Read the Bible Confessionally Once Again

It isn’t that we haven’t referred to this at the blog before, but I like the way Robert Jenson discusses the futility of late-modern biblical scholarship’s enlightened drive to deconfessionalize their reading of Holy Scripture; as if they can read … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Hermeneutics, Robert Jenson | 1 Comment

Revised Edition: What’s the Difference Between solo Scriptura and sola Scriptura? And Interpretive Tradition, I Have Mine What’s Yours?

In this post I am offering a revision, of sorts. I am going to consolidate two posts that I’ve had up in the last few days, into one; and in the process attempt to correct some things that I said … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Angus Paddison, Hermeneutics | 1 Comment

How solo Scriptura is Demonic: Conditional Immortality, Annihilationism, and a Defense of After Barth Theological Exegesis

In this post I want to respond to a comment made in my previous post from a reader named, Phil Lueck. My last post was going to simply serve as an introduction to a larger post I had intended on … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Hermeneutics, T. F. Torrance, Theological Exegesis | 8 Comments

How to Read the Book of Revelation: Against Modern Day Astrological Numerology and other Aberrations

Given that according to some prognosticators the world is facing certain apocalyptic and cataclysmic reorientation starting in September 23rd, 2017, I thought I would reshare something I wrote awhile ago that engages with how to interpret the book of Revelation. … Continue reading

Posted in Amillennialism, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Dispensationalism, Eschatology, Hermeneutics, Richard Bauckham | 1 Comment

The Enlightenment, Biblical Studies, and the Development of the Dispensational Hermeneutic

I just found this buried in my saved documents in Word. It gets into some reasons why I have abandoned Dispensationalism as my hermeneutic (which I did approx. eleven years ago), as it tries to draw attention to the impact … Continue reading

Posted in Dispensationalism, Hermeneutics | 1 Comment