Veteran professor of biblical studies offers a unique approach to help readers avoid common interpretation pitfalls in order to understand and apply Scripture.
Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
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Richard Schultz's goal for this book is to promote reading the Bible with understanding and appropriate application.
In the first six chapters, he presents and discusses specific examples of different types of biblical misinterpretation and misapplication, usually to make or reinforce a point that the author wants to make. Richard Schultz then shows how one can interpret biblical texts more accurately and apply them more appropriately.
Then in the seventh and summary chapter (What's So Bad about "Textjacking"?), he makes a final plea for taking the divine and human authors' original intentions more seriously when handling Scripture.
He then raises and discusses five possible objections to his approach: (1) that he is being judgmental, (2) that he is suggesting that only professional biblical scholars are able to interpret the Bible correctly, (3) that he is denying the role of the Holy Spirit in illuminating interpreters, (4) that he is ignoring the...
I had gotten this book at my school's library and read it for a hermeneutics class this semester. This book is easy to read, biblically accurate, and points out errors in people's hermeneutics with accuracy and gracefulness. I learned a lot through this book and am now able to be more discerning when I come across Christian books, blogs, etc. Schultz is a very intelligent writer and has a heart for the Word of God.
GREAT READ! Well written and thought out. Nice scripture references to support authors writing. Always the guide to a books solidarity with Christianity. If you wish to properly interpret scripture, then get one of these. They explain and analyze subjects very well. Will put to good use in my studies, lessons and sermons so all are properly understood and presented! Pastor, teacher, or layman get a copy and start understanding what you read in God's word a little more easily, and much more accurately.
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