"The major hermeneutic role of biblical theology is to determine the theological meaning of the parts and the whole. It cannot do this without determining the structural matrix of revelation. It thus helps prevent the short-circuiting of texts and reminds us of the centrality of the gospel as the interpretive norm. Readers short-circuit texts when they ignore the structure of biblical revelation and treat all texts as being essentially on the same level and in the same relationship to the contemporary reader."
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Goldsworthy on the Role of Biblcal Theology in Hermeneutics
From Graeme Goldsworthy's latest book Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, 262: