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Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship: How the Bible Shapes Our Interpretive Habits and Practices
Starling, David I.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016 pp. xvi + 240. $16.22


Description: This book offers a fresh approach to the art of biblical interpretation, focusing on the ways Scripture itself forms its readers as wise and faithful interpreters. David Starling shows that apprenticing ourselves to the interpretive practices of the biblical writers and engaging closely with texts from all parts of the Bible help us to develop the habits and practices required to be good readers of Scripture. After introducing the principles, Starling works through the canon, providing inductive case studies in interpretive method and drawing out implications for contemporary readers. Offering a fresh contribution to hermeneutical discussions, this book will be an ideal supplement to traditional hermeneutics textbooks for seminarians. It includes a foreword by Peter O'Brien.

Subjects: Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics

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Review by Matthew Lloyd Halsted
Published 11/29/2018
Citation: Matthew Lloyd Halsted, review of David I. Starling, Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship: How the Bible Shapes Our Interpretive Habits and Practices, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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