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Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and…
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Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application

by Daniel M. Doriani

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Like Doriani’s Getting the Message, this book is aimed at teachers of the Bible. Though it builds on the foundations of the other books about Biblical interpretation, it offers much more besides. Its particular strength is showing how biblical study both benefits from and contributes to theological understanding. For example, the book starts by showing the importance of a theological framework (by which Doriani means covenant theology), but also spends considerable time later showing how all biblical passages should lead to the forming of doctrinal understanding. Also particularly helpful is the emphasis on grace throughout, a whole chapter that focuses on the interpreter (his courage, character, and credibility), and the many examples (some of them fairly lengthy) that both illustrate and inform.

This review is part of an article called Better Bible Study at the 4-14 christian theology website. ( )
  markbarnes | Oct 22, 2007 |
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