Materials: Interpretation-Hermeneutics (Documents)

Another Look at Adventist Hermeneutics

A short review of the standard Adventist approach to biblical interpretation.

Author: 
George W. Reid

Don't Do What We've Done

A shift away from biblically-based decisions by Presbyterians provides a warning for Adventists in dealing with issues such as homosexuality.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

Groundbreaking Conference on Homosexuality Held

The church’s relation to the issue of homosexuality, including biblical, ethical, biological, and practical aspects are described in light of recent and extensive research.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

Hermeneutical Guidelines for Dealing with Theological Questions

This article deals with various questions people may ask that require different approaches to answering. It deals especially with the issue of how to deal with questions that are not directly addressed in Scripture.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Hermeneutics and Scripture in the Twenty-First Century

 The “Methods of Bible Study” document voted by the 1986 Annual Council, which affirms Scripture’s divine inspiration and authority, as well as how to study the Bible, is explained and contrasted with more recent critical approaches to biblical interpretation. The role of culture is also addressed.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

Hermeneutics Today

Hermeneutics is the discipline in theology that deals with the science of interpretation. The discipline itself, however, has attracted different approaches throughout Christian history. This article provides a brief overview of the history of hermeneutics, and examines the basic principles and assumptions that have influenced the different approaches to the discipline.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

Historical Criticism

This article sketches the beginnings of Historical Criticism and its impact on the interpretation of the Bible.

Author: 
E. Edward Zinke

Interpreting Scripture According to the Scriptures: Toward an Understanding of Seventh-day Adventist Hermeneutics

A discussion on Adventist biblical interpretation presented to a group of catholic theologians.

Author: 
Richard M. Davidson

Irony in Scripture

Rhetorical features such as irony, sarcasm, and hyperbole are used in modern languages but also in Scripture. Recognizing them helps us to better understand the Bible.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Is Scripture Historically Conditioned?

Historical-conditioning is a phrase that does not adequately express the manner in which Scripture came into being. A more accurate description will be to say that Scripture is historically constituted.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

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