Hermeneutics - Scripture Engagement

Understanding Scripture

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God

A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation
Vern S. Poythress (2016)
Every time we read the Bible, we’re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read? Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing…
October 13, 2017
Bible StudyUnderstanding Scripture

Dig Deeper

Tools for Understanding God's Word
Nigel Beynon, Andrew Sach (2010)
When it comes to reading and understanding the Bible, a dangerous phrase is used by non-Christians and even some believers: "Well, that's your interpretation." It is true that without some care in your interpretation, you can "make" the Bible say…
October 12, 2015
CultureMusic and WorshipUnderstanding Scripture

Early engagements with the Bible among the Gogo people of Tanzania

Historical and hermeneutical study of ordinary "readers" transactions with the Bible.
Mote Paulo Magomba (2004)
Abstract: This study falls within the area of the Bible in African Christianity, particularly ordinary readers' appropriation of and interpretation of the Bible. It seeks to explore, firstly, the processes of the encounter between the Bible and the indigenous people…
June 12, 2013