Theology, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Interpretation

This research group brings into conversation the relationship between theological disciplines and biblical studies. The aim of the group is to provide an ongoing forum for discussion and publication of exegetically driven interpretation of Scripture that recognizes the entire Bible as the ultimate context within which such exegesis is contextualized. Furthermore we seek exegetical exploration that is critically aware of the biblical-theological methodology, hermeneutical perspectives, and theological disciplines that support such interpretation.

3:30 to 5:30 pm
Conference Room 8

The 2023 Theology, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Interpretation section will host a session on Ecclesiology and Hermeneutics. Four invited papers will reflect on the relationship between ecclesiology and hermeneutics (biblically, historically, and/or liturgically) with a closing panel discussion. For more information, contact Brandon Smith ([email protected]) or Stephen Presley ([email protected]).

Jonathan T. Pennington, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The “Weightier Matters” of Hermeneutics: Formative Ecclesial Readings as Endemic and Telic (20 min)

Jennifer Powell McNutt, Wheaton College
The Case of Calvin and the Comma: Ecclesial Authority, Text Variation, and Biblical Hermeneutics(20 min)

Todd R. Hains, Lexham Press
The Bible for All God's Children: How the Rule of Faith Makes the Bible Public (20 min)

Stephen O. Presley, CRCD and Southern Seminary
The Superiority of Ecclesial Exegesis (20 min)

Roundtable Discussion (35 min)