Preaching cannot be separated from the interpretation of Scripture. Reflection on the work of E. D. Hirsch Jr. naturally finds a place in reflection on homiletics. This article argues that the hermeneutic of Hirsch has much to offer expository preaching. This article tries to answer the following questions: What are the basic hermeneutic contentions of Hirsch?
This article is a critical reading and response to James Barr's book Fundamentalism. The main focus of the article is on evangelical scholarship's doctrine of Scripture and the way it gives shape to its interpretation of Scripture. Silva reflects further on the misrepresentations Barr makes of evangelical understandings of the nature of Scripture.
This chapter wants to make clear how sound doctrine helps us to read and teach the Bible wisely. Sound doctrine keeps us from inferring things from Scripture that are untrue. The Bible should be read as a single story; understanding the unity of that story is not always so simple. The chapter thus presents general rules for the reading and interpretation of Scripture.
The Bible is God’s self-revelation, and is the only authority in His church. God also guides the church in her interpretation of scripture, which should be based on the testimony of scripture itself so that the authority remains with the Bible. This truth goes against the teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.