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While there are many books on hermeneutics, Graeme Goldsworthy's perception is that evangelical contributions often do not give sufficient attention to the vital relationship between hermeneutics and theology, both systematic and biblical. In Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy moves beyond a reiteration of the usual arguments to concentrate on the theological questions of presuppositions, and the implications of the Christian gospel for hermeneutics. In doing so, he brings fresh perspectives on some well-worn pathways. Part I examines the foundations and presuppositions of evangelical belief, particularly with regard to biblical interpretation. Part II offers a selective overview of important hermeneutical developments from the sub-apostolic age to the present, as a means of identifying some significant influences that have been alien to the gospel. Part III evaluates ways and means of reconstructing truly gospel-centered hermeneutics. Goldsworthy's aim throughout is to commend the much-neglected role of biblical theology in hermeneutical practice, with pastoral concern for the people of God as they read, interpret and seek to live by his written Word.
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Now retired, Goldsworthy was formerly lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He still teaches there part-time. His other books include According to Plan, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, Gospel & Kingdom, The Gospel in Revelation and The Gospel and Wisdom.Review:
"The book is stellar in focusing on Christ as the hermeneutic of Scripture and reality. . . . It is a challenging and worthwhile read for the serious student." (Doug Smith, SharperIron, February 20, 2008)
"One of the more significant books of the year." (Preaching, November/December 2007)
"Goldsworthy articulates how we should interpret the whole Bible in light of the gospel. This is a readable book that is concerned first and foremost with the pastoral situation." (Preaching.com, Bible and Reference Survey 2007)
"Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics is a clarion call for those who believe that the Bible is the word of God to interpret it like it is the word of God. It is chock full of insights useful to any thoughtful believer who wants to be able to read his or her Bible Christianly. Goldsworthy is to be particularly commended for his clear demonstration that a robust and believing biblical theology provides a solid foundation for knowing how to approach the Bible." (Mark Traphagen, http://foolishsage.com/2007/03/09/1050/#more-1050)
"This book was written to be a textbook, and will make a good one. It almost shouts 'I'm a ready-made syllabus!'" (Rich Ritchie, Modern Reformation, May/June 2007)
"Not a book best handled with casual reading. Rather, it is the type of book that must be approached with a certain level of hermeneutical angst and a willingness to perceive one's own hermeneutical shortcomings. It is also the type of book that should be read more than once, perhaps annually for a decade or so." (Miles Van Pelt, Reformed Theological Seminary)
"This book is clearly written by an evangelical for evangelicals. Goldsworthy does present some helpful and balanced suggestions for hermeneutics, particularly when he writes of the need to do hermeneutics in the context of biblical theology as a whole." (Wilburn T. Stanch, Catholic Book Reviews, January 2008)
"Goldsworthy recognizes that, for followers of Christ, the Bible simply is not like any other book. Accordingly, in these erudite and seasoned reflections on a biblical hermeneutics grounded and centered in Christ, he maps the discipline as it has been and is--and, based on his evangelical commitments, how it must become. Here is practical wisdom for any would-be interpreter of Christian Scripture." (Joel Green, professor of New Testament interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary)
"Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics by Graeme Goldsworthy is a fresh and insightful contribution to the expanding field of hermeneutics. Goldsworthy's work skillfully focuses this work around a clarion call to gospel-centered faithfulness, while demonstrating the breadth of related issues in the areas of biblical interpretation, church history, philosophy and theology. The book is to be commended for its illuminating clarity, its wide scope and its practical presentation. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics will certainly become a most reliable resource for students, teachers and preachers for years to come. I enthusiastically recommend it." (David S. Dockery, president, Union University)
"Graeme Goldsworthy is widely known as a master interpreter of biblical texts. In particular, his studies have enriched the thought of many students of the Bible and informed the sermons of countless ministers. How wonderful that Goldsworthy now guides us in a study of how to read the Bible. His readers will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of the gospel-centered nature of Scripture." (Tremper Longman, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College)
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