Drawing on the resources of contemporary hermeneutical theory, Anthony Thiselton in this volume masterfully recovers the formative and transformative power of Christian doctrine.The past thirty-five years have witnessed major steps forward in the use of hermeneutics in biblical studies, but never before has hermeneutics made a comparable impact on the formulation of doctrine and our engagement with it. Indeed, no other book explores the interface between hermeneutics and Christian doctrine in the same in-depth way that this one does. Throughout the book Thiselton shows how perspectives that arise from hermeneutics shed fresh light on theological method, reshape horizons of understanding, and reveal the relevance of doctrine for formation and for life.
Arguably one of the leading authorities worldwide on biblical and philosophical hermeneutics, Thiselton has written widely acclaimed works in the areas of biblical studies and philosophical theology. His probing interaction with numerous other great thinkers such as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Lindbeck, Balthasar, Vanhoozer, Pannenberg, etc, and his original perspectives will make this volume a valuable resource for scholars and advanced students.
Anthony C. Thiselton is professor of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham.
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