Theology, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Interpretation

  Conveners: Brandon Smith, stephen presley      Email conveners

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.

The 2021 Theology, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Interpretation section will host a session on the relationship between biblical theology and the biblical canon. The section will offer four invited papers that will reflect on the ways that the concept of canon shapes the methodological and theological perspectives of biblical theology. For more information, contact the conveners.

Stephen Presley, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Presiding (5 min)

Matthew Y. Emerson, Oklahoma Baptist University
Biblical Theology, Canonical Shape, and Chalcedonian Christology (20 min)

Ched Spellman, Cedarville University
The Biblical Canon as Biblical Theology: Exploring the Metaphors We Read Canonical Collections By (20 min)

Darian R. Lockett, Biola University
Interpreting the Recontextualized Text: The Canonical Shape of Biblical Theology (20 min)

Mark S. Gignilliat, Samford University
Biblical Theology: Is It Still a Bridge Discipline? (20 min)

Brandon D. Smith, Cedarville University, Presiding

Panel Discussion (35 min)