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This study seeks to understand the historical and contemporary Christian views of Scripture, particularly in regard to the relation of theories of Inspiration to the various methods of interpretation which have been and are employed by the Church. Though the question is never directly asked, the whole research has centered about the tacit question, what do we mean when we say that the Bible is the Word of God? The theology of inspiration is not under consideration but only an analysis of the various expressions regarding it. In this sense it is a semantic approach. The study is directed toward the goal of uncovering principles of interpretation which are historically, philosophically and semantically sound, which do justice to the uniqueness of the Bible and which will demonstrate the relevance of the Bible to the needs of today.
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
inspiration, Bible, interpretation, scripture, Wesleyan theology, semantics
Scholarship of Discovery
Christianity | History of Christianity | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Wynkoop, Mildred Bangs, "A Historical and Semantic Analysis of Methods of Biblical Interpretation as They Relate to Views of Inspiration" (1955). Wesleyan Holiness Books. 1.
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