Finally, a key element of thinking theologically involves interpreting Scripture. In Elements of Biblical Exegesis (Hendrickson), Michael J. Gorman offers a basic survey of the process of exegeting a text. He identifies seven elements in the exegetical process: survey; contextual analysis; formal analysis; detailed analysis of the text; synthesis; reflection–theological interpretation; and expansion and refinement of the exegesis. The preacher who has not formally studied hermeneutics–or would just like a refresher–will benefit from this guide.

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