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The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation

The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation

The Center of Paul's Method of Scriptural Interpretation

by Matthew W. Bates

415 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781602583283
  • Published: November 2012

$49.95

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  • Paperback
  • 9781481311441
  • Published: April 2019

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Against the prevailing models for understanding the Apostle Paul's interpretation and use of scripture, Matthew Bates proposes a fresh approach toward developing a Pauline hermeneutic. He combines historical criticism with an intertextual strategy that takes seriously the work of the early church fathers, and in so doing fills a void in current scholarship. Bates applies his method to both oft-referenced and underutilized passages in the writings of Paul and suggests a new model for Pauline hermeneutics that is centered on the apostolic proclamation of Christ.