Hermeneutics

A Return to Sola Scriptura

Martin Luther, WittenbergMany Christians have never heard the Latin term sola scriptura. It means simply “only Scripture” or “Scripture alone.” It was probably the main war cry of the Reformation. Replacing sola scriptura (in reference to all of Scripture) with the Great Commission has resulted in a movement called Neo-Evangelicalism. Once a mission is put ahead of authority, the mission becomes the authority.

Recent polls have revealed that fewer Americans claim to be Christian. And, although some forms of evangelicalism are growing in America, the cults (Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses in particular) are growing at a fast rate. We hear of evangelicals converting to liturgical religions (Catholicism, Orthodoxy, the Episcopal Church) or other religions entirely. Why? Because the Scriptures became something less than the supreme authority.

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Book Review: Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2007. Jacketed Hardcover, 341 pp. $29.00.

(Review copy courtesy of InterVarsity Press.)

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Indices: Name and Scripture.

ISBNs: 0830828397 / 9780830828395

Table of Contents

Excerpts:

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Book Review—Telling God's Story

Reviewed by Robert Talley

Wright, John W. Telling God’s Story: Narrative Preaching for Christian Formation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2007. Paperback, 264 pages. $18.00

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Special Features: Index

ISBNs: 0830827404 / 9780830827404

LCCN: BV4235.S76W75 2007

DCN: 251

Table of Contents & Book Excerpts

Subjects: Preaching, Narrative Preaching, Hermeneutics

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Book Review—Interpreting the New Testament Text

Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis edited by Darrell L. Bock & Buist M. Fanning. First edition. (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 2006). 480 pages. $29.99/hardback.

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Special features: [bibliography after each chapter in Part One. Exegetical Methods and Procedures, Scripture Index, and a General Index including both subjects and authors, etc.]

ISBNs: 9781581344080 / 1581344082

LCCN: BS2331 .I58

DCN: 225.601

Subject(s): Hermeneutics, NT Interpretation

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