The SCM Studyguide: Biblical Hermeneutics offers entry-level undergraduates a framework for interpreting the Bible. The book goes beyond offering guidance on how to do exegesis, and is intended as a practical tool to help readers develop good interpretative strategies for themselves. As such it features pedagogical tools such as Try-it-Out boxes to assist students to develop a tested and thought - through overall interpretative strategy of their own.
This fully updated 2nd edition takes into account the changing church and world context, and the new challenges this context brings as students seek to read the Bible with attentiveness, integrity and faithfulness.
1. Where Do We Want to Go?
2. Past Experience and Present Expectations
3. Tools for Exegesis
4. Our Reality
5. Committed Readings
6. Enabling Dialogue with the Text
7. Our Goal: Life-Affirming Interpretations
Summary of the Interpretative Process
References and Further Reading
Index of Biblical References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects