The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics, Edited byStanley E. Porter, Jr. and Matthew R. Malcolm

The Future of Biblical Interpretation

Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics

Edited by Stanley E. Porter, Jr. and Matthew R. Malcolm

The Future of Biblical Interpretation
  • Length: 165 pages
  • Published: November 01, 2013
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 4041
  • ISBN: 9780830840410

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The Bible encompasses a plurality of voices, not only in genre but in perspective. And not surprisingly, interpreters of the Bible have generated a plurality of interpretations. How might biblical scholars work responsibly with and within this plurality? And what are the future directions or possibilities for biblical hermeneutics?

The essays in The Future of Biblical Interpretation originated in a conference held in honor of Anthony C. Thiselton, who is well known for his important work in hermeneutics and New Testament interpretation. After an opening essay by Thiselton on "The Future of Biblical Interpretation and Responsible Plurality in Hermeneutics," the contributors look at the issues from a variety of angles—theological, scriptural, kerygmatic, historical, critical, ecclesial and relational. The result is an engaging conversation exploring responsible and productive interpretation of the Bible. A must-read for anyone seriously engaged in biblical scholarship today.


Stanley E. Porter and Matthew R. Malcolm

1. The Future of Biblical Interpretation and Responsible Plurality in Hermeneutics
Anthony C. Thiselton

2. Biblical Hermeneutics and Theological Responsibility
Stanley E. Porter

3. Biblical Hermeneutics and Scriptural Responsibility
Richard S. Briggs

4. Biblical Hermeneutics and Kerygmatic Responsibility
Matthew R. Malcolm

5. Biblical Hermeneutics and Historical Responsibility
James D. G. Dunn

6. Biblical Hermeneutics and Critical Responsibility
Robert C. Morgan

7. Biblical Hermeneutics and Relational Responsibility
Tom Greggs

8. Biblical Hermeneutics and Ecclesial Responsibility
R. Walter L. Moberly

Stanley E. Porter and Matthew R. Malcolm


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Stanley E. Porter

Stanley E. Porter (PhD, University of Sheffield) is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of twenty-eight books on various topics in New Testament and related subjects, including Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory (with Jason C. Robinson), and he has edited over eighty volumes, including Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (with Beth M. Stovell). Porter has also published over three hundred articles, chapters, and related writings.

Matthew R. Malcolm lectures in Greek and New Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Western Australia. He is the author of The World of 1 Corinthians and previously coedited (with Stanley Porter) Horizons in Hermeneutics.