“The genius of this book lies in the atmosphere of inquiry it evokes, of significant questions raised and provisional answers proffered. Its six foundational essays reflect a diversity of perspectives rather than a monolithic or myopic point of view, while the responses to these essays by its sympathetic interlocutors, Craig Bartholomew, Jimmy Dunn, and Walter Moberly—contributions alone worth the price of the book—lodge incisive critiques, to which the Pentecostal and charismatic authors of the original essays offer further responses” - John R. Levison, Professor of New Testament, Seattle Pacific University, and author of Filled with the Spirit (Eerdmans, 2009)
This book considers the academic treatment of biblical interpretation in the renewal movement, the fastest growing tradition in Christendom today. After an initial chapter surveying the history of biblical interpretation, Part II outlines a proposal for the future of biblical hermeneutics in the tradition. Six renewal scholars address certain key questions. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in biblical interpretation? What are the distinctive presuppositions, methods and goals of renewal biblical hermeneutics? Three prominent biblical scholars (Craig G. Bartholomew, James D.G. Dunn, R. Walter L. Moberly) respond to the proposals outlined above. These critical responses deepen the examination of renewal biblical hermeneutics as well as increase its appeal to biblical and
theological scholars in general. The final chapter offers a synthesis and evaluation of the accomplishments of the discussion, as well as an assessment of the state of the discipline with an eye toward the future.
Editor Kevin L. Spawn is also author of the forthcoming title “LLX Psalm 151” appearing in Early Jewish Literature: Introduction and Reader
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