Concordia Theological Monthly

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biblical archaeology, christian, hermeneutics, terry, science, briggs

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The pastor, the missionary, the parochial school teacher, the Sunday school and weekday school teachers, the Christian youth leaders, and others use the Bible in their respective fields of labor in the Lord's vineyard. If these Christian workers and leaders are to fulfill the intention of the divinely appointed ministry of reconciliation and accomplish the perfecting of the saints through the Word of Truth, a correct and adequate understanding of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, together with their proper application, is essential. The explanation and the application of the Word of God must rest upon a sound and self evidencing science of hermeneutics. According to Terry, the purpose of the science of hermeneutics is "to remove the supposable differences between a writer and his readers, so that the meaning of the one may be truly and accurately apprehended by the others."


History of Christianity

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars