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The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation [Paperback]

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Pages   624
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 2"
Weight:   1.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830828265  
EAN  9780830828265  


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In this newly revised and expanded edition, Grant Osborne provides seminary students and working pastors with the full set of tools they need to move from sound exegesis to the development of biblical and systematic theologies and to the preparation of sound, biblical sermons.

Osborne contends that hermeneutics is a spiral from text to context---a movement between the horizon of the text and the horizon of the reader that spirals nearer and nearer toward the intended meaning of the text and its significance for today.

Well-established as the standard evangelical work in the field since its first publication in 1991, The Hermeneutical Spiral has been updated to meet the needs of a new generation of students and pastors. General revisions have been made throughout, new chapters have been added on Old Testament law and the use of the Old Testament in the New, and the bibliography has been thoroughly updated.

A 1993 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award winner in theology and biblical studies.

Grant R. Osborne (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He also serves as series editor for the IVP New Testament Commentary Series, for which he contributed the volume on Romans. He has also written on Revelation for the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

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Recipient of a Christianity Today 1993 Critics Choice Award In this newly revised and expanded edition, Grant Osborne provides seminary students and working pastors with the full set of tools they need to move from sound exegesis to the development of biblical and systematic theologies and to the preparation of sound, biblical sermons. Osborne contends that hermeneutics is a spiral from text to context--a movement between the horizon of the text and the horizon of the reader that spirals nearer and nearer toward the intended meaning of the text and its significance for today. Well-established as the standard evangelical work in the field since its first publication in 1991, The Hermeneutical Spiral has been updated to meet the needs of a new generation of students and pastors. General revisions have been made throughout, new chapters have been added on Old Testament law and the use of the Old Testament in the New, and the bibliography has been thoroughly updated. A 1993Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award winner in theology and biblical studies.

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Grant R. Osborne Dr. Osborne has taught at Winnipeg Theological Seminary and the University of Aberdeen and has pastored churches in Ohio and Illinois. He is currently professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1977. His areas of expertise include the Gospels, hermeneutics, and the book of Revelation. He also has done postdoctoral research at the universities of Cambridge and Marburg.

Dr. Osborne and his wife, Nancy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time Dr. Osborne enjoys travel and nature studies.

Dr. Osborne’s published works include The Resurrection Narratives (Baker, 1984), The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (InterVarsity, 1991), and Three Crucial Questions about the Bible (Baker, 1994, 2007). He has also authored commentaries on Revelation (Baker Exegetical series, 2002), Romans (IVP series, 2004), and John (Cornerstone series, forthcoming). He has also coauthored Handbook for Bible Study (Baker, 1979) and The Bible in the Churches (Paulist, 1984). Osborne is editor of the IVP New Testament Commentary series, the Life Application Bible Commentary (Baker), and The Face of New Testament Studies (Baker Academic, 2004). Dr. Osborne was also one of six editors in charge of the New Living Translation (1996). He has recently finished a commentary on Matthew for Zondervan.

Grant R. Osborne currently resides in Deerfield, in the state of Illinois.

Grant R. Osborne has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
  2. Life Application Bible Commentary
  3. Teach the Text Commentaries
  4. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on New Testament


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Comprehensive and practical.  May 12, 2005
This book is aptly subtitled, for comprehensive it is! Osborne goes the length in this book from explaining how to study the Biblical text in its original language to advice on delivery of sermons.

A basic thesis he mentions a number of times throughout the book is that the goal of hermeneutics is not the commentary but the sermon. This textbook is very detailed and yet practical: almost everything he writes is aimed at how to write a relevant sermon for a congregation today.

Part one deals with General Hermeneutics. Here he addresses matters of context, grammar, semantics, syntax, and historical and cultural backgrounds.

In part two Osborne discusses extensively the different genre of the Bible which he divides as narrative, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, apocalyptic, parable, and epistle. A preacher will do well to consult the different chapters when preaching on a text of a particular genre.

In Part 3, the author deals with Applied Hermeneutics. He writes about the place of Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology in the interpretation of Scripture. The second to last chapter is about contextualizationýshowing a congregation today how the text is relevant for them. The book comes together in the last chapter, "The Sermon," in which Osborne gives both theoretical and practical instruction in preparing the sermon and preaching.

Osborne promotes what is often called the textual-thematic (also known as textual- reconstructive or expository) sermon. He does not, however, totally reject the topical sermon.

This is a very good book. It would serve well as a textbook for a seminary course on hermeneutics. Considering its size (500 pages of dense type), a minister in a busy pastorate might be a bit intimidated to take it on. But then, that's what sabbaticals are for!

 
This book should be a guide book for all Christian  Sep 3, 1999
This is the book for pastor, layman, student, college student or any Christian want to know the biblical truth, the often words "bible speak". I have many "how to" books on intepretation but overall to me this is most practical how-to that when I put it in practice; simply "It work". When I go to theology SWC school, so often my professor use it's methods for our assignments; eventhough he not use that book, the reason it: "too many pages for a semester". I highly recommended for anyone love God and His Living Word - Word of Life...I John 1
 

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