New Release: Biblical Interpretation, 3rd Edition

Cover ArtThe third edition of Biblical Interpretation now in paperback – focuses on the three “worlds” of biblical interpretation–the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world in front of the text. A fourth section helps readers combine the three worlds into an integrated hermeneutical strategy. The third edition includes new synopses and an updated bibliography to help readers keep pace with the most recent developments in biblical interpretation.


“Tate offers an informed and balanced study of variety in biblical interpretation. His command of primary and secondary sources and his clarity of presentation make this book a vade mecum for students and teachers.” – Phyllis Trible, Wake Forest University

“In this significantly expanded edition of his textbook, W. Randolph Tate brings the advantages of an integrated understanding of biblical hermeneutics to a new generation of interpreters. He does more here than simply clarify his explanations of methods and add updated bibliographical references. In this edition Tate more fully applies his ‘three worlds’ typology to an orientation of biblical hermeneutics vis-à-vis the plethora of critical methods now in regular use among increasingly diverse contemporary literary and biblical interpretive communities. In the process his typology proves itself a flexible and reliable framework for the study of biblical hermeneutics.” – William Yarchin, Azusa Pacific University


W. Randolph Tate (PhD, Florida State University) is professor emeritus of humanities at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where taught for twenty-seven years.

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