Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible

Let the Reader Understand A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible For many people interpreting the Bible is the art of making it say what they want Even scholars often treat interpretation as a subjective exercise not the search for true objective meaning of text

  • Title: Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible
  • Author: Dan G. McCartney CharlesClayton
  • ISBN: 9780875525167
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • For many people, interpreting the Bible is the art of making it say what they want Even scholars often treat interpretation as a subjective exercise, not the search for true, objective meaning of texts But hasn t God spoken definitively in Scripture Shouldn t we be able to arrive at a good and true interpretation Convinced that God wants us to understand his Word in alFor many people, interpreting the Bible is the art of making it say what they want Even scholars often treat interpretation as a subjective exercise, not the search for true, objective meaning of texts But hasn t God spoken definitively in Scripture Shouldn t we be able to arrive at a good and true interpretation Convinced that God wants us to understand his Word in all its literary genres, Dan McCartney and Charles Clayton have provided a thorough, readable introduction to biblical interpretation, now updated in this second edition to address post modern approaches.

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    About "Dan G. McCartney CharlesClayton"

    1. Dan G. McCartney CharlesClayton

      Dan G McCartney PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary is professor of New Testament interpretation at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas He previously taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for than twenty years He is the author of Let the Reader Understand A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible and Why Does it Have to Hurt The Meaning of Christian Suffering McCartney also revised J Gresham Machen s New Testament Greek for Beginners.

    984 thoughts on “Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible”

    1. McCartney and Clayton's work on hermeneutics is, at its core, understandable. It's ironic that most books on understanding Scripture are themselves difficult, and that's a pitfall that this work largely avoids. There are times when complex words are used when simple ones would suffice, but as a whole, this is an enjoyable, readable work on understanding the Bible without forcing an interpretation upon the Bible.Perhaps most welcome is the lengthy section on language itself, and the resistance to [...]


    2. McCartney, Dan and Charles Clayton: Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible (2nd edition) (G)(312pgs)Paperback P&R Publishing (Biblical Studies/Exegesis & Hermeneutics) This book was a very helpful study of hermeneutics. It was not a really easy read but not unnecessarily difficult. The authors do a good job of writing in a way that most anyone could understand without out specializing in this field. There are smaller easier books on this topic, but I th [...]


    3. Great book on the fundamentals needed to begin Studying your Bible. Nothing to "daring" but a very good intro into the world of Hermeneutics nonetheless.




    4. This updated edition remains as clear and readable as the original. Overall, this is a great introductory text to the theory of hermeneutics and the practice of exegesis.


    5. Good introduction to hermeneutics (how to interpret the bible). You won't find any "What does this verse mean to you Bill?" here, just tools needed to properly read and interpret Scripture.


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