Much of the present day confusion in the realm of religion, and in the application of Biblical principles, stems from distorted interpretation and misinterpretation of. Principles of Biblical Interpretation, by Louis Berkhof. pp. Grand Rapids, Mich ., Baker Book House, $ Show all authors. Robert M. Grant1. Principles of Biblical Interpretation. by: Louis Berkhof Louis Berkhof ( ) was an American-Dutch Reformed theologian who served as a pastor in.

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This textbook covers the history of hermeneutical principles, the proper conception of the Bible, grammatical interpretation, and historical and theological interpretation. Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Baker Academic first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Principles of Biblical Interpretationplease sign up. See 1 question about Principles of Biblical Interpretation….

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 07, Kevin Carroll rated it really liked it. Fairly good introduction to Reformed hermeneutics, though I was a little surprised by his seeming antipathy towards the confessions. Oct 21, Tengxiang rated it really liked it. But I would probably put aside Commentaries for a while. Sep 20, Zack rated it it was amazing.

Solid and accessible introduction to Hermeneutics. Nov 26, Bendick Ong rated it it was amazing Shelves: Looking for an in-depth yet light book literally on biblical hermeneutics? This is one of your top choices! The first 3 chapters, the historical account on the tradition of hermeneutics is informative and interesting.


I mean just look at the contents covered! For the jewish tradition, we get to know each according to the different geographical schools and how it changes through t Looking for an in-depth yet light book literally on biblical hermeneutics? For the jewish tradition, we get to know each according to the different geographical schools and how it changes through the ages.

The christian tradition is even richer! Chapters 5 to 7 expound the three aspects of hermeneutics: Appreciate the depth of the study and the clear organization of contents with good substantiating illustrations. Just finished this one – classic Berkhof. A bit on the rationalistic, dry, dusty side, but solid stuff. Written inI think it is now out of print. It begins with a history of interpretation in Judaism, the early church and middle ages.

Then comes a survey of how to view the Bible. Finally, the right way to interpret Scripture: At first I was a bit turned off by how dismissive Berkhof was of Jewish and medieval interpretations.

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They were not as Just finished this one – classic Berkhof. They were not as bad as he thinks, in my opinion. And toward the end, covering the historical and theological interpretations, he gives back much that he took away earlier, affirming the importance of historical context, and the mystical and typological senses of Scripture. But for the aspiring teacher or pastor it is critical reading.

View all 3 comments. Jan 17, Jenna rated it it was ok Shelves: It was good, but really dry. Feb 11, Wyatt Houtz rated it liked it. Berkhof is always good. Not my favorite of his books, but very useful.

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Feb 28, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: May 19, James added it Shelves: I found this at times way beyond me – much better suited for accompanying a course or being used as a course framework.

Aug 16, mpsiple kf it liked it. At pages, not a lot of depth, but straightforward and helpful.

Apr 13, Patrick McWilliams rated it really liked it Shelves: Very dry reading, but solid stuff from Berkhof. This book is more theory than practice, which provides a nice balance with other interpretation manuals.


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Louis Berkhof — was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology He taught ov almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from — In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians Binlical Kuyper and Herman Bavinck.

Eerdmans, ; New Combined Edition, The History of Princpiles Doctrines. Baker, ; Banner of Truth, revised, Principles of Biblical Interpretation. Baker Academic, ; republished, A Summary of Christian Doctrine. Eerdmans, ; Banner of Truth, Books by Louis Berkhof. Trivia About Principles of Bib No trivia or quizzes yet.

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