The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation by Grant R. Osborne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is very academic, and I compare this to Fee and Stuart’s book “How to Read The Bible For All Its Worth“. Fee and Stuart have a much more accessible work geared towards scholar and layperson alike. Osborne on the other hand goes into far greater depth regarding hermeneutics and exegesis. He takes different hermeneutical topics and attempts to give multiple views on how to approach these topics. In that way if is far more comprehensive that Fee and Stuart’s work. What is interesting is that Osborne uses Fee and Stuart as a prime resource, quoting and referencing their work over 40 times. Osborne’s work is a great resource to have and use. This definitely should have a place in the library of any student of the Bible. Fee and Stuart’s book is a great book to read and then use as a further resource. That book should be on every believer’s bookshelf next to the Bible.