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Q&A#151 Grammatical Historical Exegesis and a Theopolitan Hermeneutic

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#151 Grammatical Historical Exegesis and a Theopolitan Hermeneutic

September 20, 2019
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "What differences would you highlight when comparing the Theopolitan Hermeneutic and a traditional grammatical-historical approach? Also, would you make any significant distinctions between the Theopolitan Hermeneutic and Iain Provan's "Seriously Literal" interpretive rubric that he lays out in his latest book The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture? He states that his Seriously Literal approach is 'to read [Scripture] in accord with its various, apparent communicative intentions as a collection of texts from the past now integrated into one Great Story, doing justice to such realities as literary convention, idiom, metaphor, and typology or figuration.' "

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