Woods – Dispensational Hermeneutics: The Matter of Genre

Dispensational Hermeneutics: The Matter of Genre
Dr. Andy Woods
© 2005

This work is about Dispensational Hermeneutics, and the matter of genre. “genre refers to the fact that the Bible contains different types of literature, such as prophecy, epistle, poetry, etc. Such a categorization is made to alert Bible interpreters to the fact that particular genres are to be understood in light of the common traits that define a given genre”

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Ice-Dispensational Hermeneutics

Dispensational Hermeneutics

By Dr. Thomas Ice

This is a paper on dispensational hermeneutics.

“Consistently literal or plain interpretation is indicative of a dispensational approach to the interpretation of the Scriptures,” declared Charles Ryrie in 1965. “And it is this very consistency—the strength of dispensational interpretation—that irks the nondispensationalist and becomes the object of his ridicule.”1 “Consistently literal interpretation” was listed by Ryrie as the second most important sine qua non of dispensationalism, which forms the foundation for the most important essential, “the distinction between Israel and the Church.”2 Earl Radmacher, in 1979, went so far as to say that literal interpretation “is the ‘bottom-line’ of dispensationalism.”3 While the ridicule of nondispensationalists has continued, there also appear to be signs of hermeneutical equivocation within the ranks of dispensationalism. Continue reading