Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching
Pages 272 pages
Publisher Baker Academic
Walter Kaiser does a great job preparing bible teachers to dissect the Text for meetings. He stresses the importance of and provides valid assistance in the delivery of an application which draws from the passage. Kaiser develops Syntactical-Theological method by incorporating contextual, syntactical, verbal, theological and homiletical analysis. He also introduces the usefulness of 'block diagrams' to help the individual to enable correct exegesis. The last section also provides the exegete with the encouraging understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit in their work. The book does not adequately cover the different genres found throughout the Bible. He does look at narrative, prophetic and poetic genres. It must be said that this is an introductory book and therefore would make a good companion to Grant Osborne's 'Hermeneutical Spiral' or Klein's 'Introduction to Biblical Interpretation'.