Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation

Front Cover
Baker Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2007 - Religion - 256 pages
11 Reviews
If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. Hermeneutics gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing. This popular book outlines a five-step hermeneutical procedure that includes: (1) historical-cultural and contextual analysis, (2) lexical-syntactical analysis, (3) theological analysis, (4) genre identification and analysis, and (5) application. The second edition includes updated material covering developments in hermeneutics over the past twenty years. An Instructor's Resource CD containing teaching suggestions, Powerpoint slides, suggested answers to exercises, and supplementary handouts is available to Bible college and seminary professors.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

This book is easily understood and informative

User Review  - asam - Christianbook.com

I have just started reading it but I have already learned some basic of hermeneutics. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about the study of the Bible. Read full review

User Review  - Peter Edwards - Christianbook.com

I have been purchasing books of many assortments from CBD for many many years. This product is exactly what I ordered. The edition is concise, complete and easily understood. I am completely satisfied with Hermeneutics, 2nd edition as a resource for my students. Read full review


Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics
The History of Biblical Interpretation

11 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Henry A. Virkler (PhD, Georgia State University) is professor of psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written five books, including A Christian's Guide to Critical Thinking. Karelynne Gerber Ayayo (ThD, Boston University) is assistant professor of New Testament at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Bibliographic information