At the 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, David Ripley, Ministerial Association Secretary for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, made a recommendation that the General Conference Executive Committee address the Adventist Church's many hermeneutical approaches. During the last business meeting of the session, General Conference Undersecretary Myron Iseminger announced that the General Conference, together with the Biblical Research Committee, would address the issue. Pastor Timothy Alan Floyd of the Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists provides the following bibliography on biblical hermeneutics, a thorough (though not exhaustive) list of significant Adventist contributions to the study of Scripture. Have another book or article to recommend? The comments section awaits! -Ed.
Briggs, Richard S. 2015. "Biblical hermeneutics and practical theology: method and truth in context." Anglican Theological Review 97, no. 2: 201-217. ATLA Religion Database, EBSCOhost (accessed July 26, 2015).
Brunt, John C. "How My Mind Has Changed and Remained the Same with Regard to Biblical Interpretation." Spectrum Magazine Vol. 34, Issue 3, Summer, 2006.
Burton, Keith A. "Contextual Hermeneutics." Ministry Magazine. Last modified March 2000. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2000/03/contextual-hermeneutics.
Caesar, Lael. "Hermeneutics, Culture, and the Father of the Faithful." Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 13, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 91-114. http://www.atsjats.org/publication/view/65.
Canale, Fernando. "A Close Look at the Adventist Mind." Perspective Digest. Last modified October 7, 2012. http://www.perspectivedigest.org/article/82/archives/17-4/a-close-look-at-the-adventist-mind.
Davidson, Richard M. "Interpreting Scripture According to Scripture." Perspective Digest. Last modified May 10, 2012. http://www.perspectivedigest.org/article/69/archives/17-2/interpreting-scripture-according-to-scripture.
Davidson, Richard M. "The Authority of Scripture: A Personal Pilgrimage." Spectrum Magazine. Vol. 34, Issue 3, 2006.
Davidson, Richard M. "The Church and Scripture." Perspective Digest. Last modified October 8, 2012. http://www.perspectivedigest.org/article/83/archives/17-4/the-church-and-scripture.
Eva, Willmore D. "Interpreting the Bible: a commonsense approach." Ministry Magazine. Last modified March 1996. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1996/03/interpreting-the-bible.
Fortin, Denis. "Ellen G. White’s Conceptual Understanding of the Sanctuary and Hermeneutics." Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 9, no. 1-2 (1998): 160-166. http://www.atsjats.org/publication/view/172.
Froehlich, Karlfried. "Biblical Hermeneutics on the Move." World & World 1, no. 2 (1981): 140-153.
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Administrative Committee. "Holy Scriptures." Seventh-day Adventist World Church. Last modified July 8, 1995. https://www.adventist.org/en/information/official-statements/statements/article/go/0/holy-scriptures/36/.
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee. "Methods of Bible Study." Seventh-day Adventist World Church. Last modified October 12, 1986. http://www.adventist.org/en/information/official- statements/documents/article/go/0/methods-of-bible-study/.
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee. "The Word of God." In Seventh-Day Adventists Believe: A Biblical Exposition of Fundamental Doctrines, 2nd ed., 11-21. Silver Spring, MD: Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 2005.
General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists. "Resolution on the Holy Bible: The Official Site of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church." Seventh-day Adventist World Church. Last modified July 3, 2010. https://www.adventist.org/en/information/official- statements/documents/article/go/0/resolution-on-the-holy-bible/.
Gladson, Jerry. "Taming Historical Criticism: Adventist Biblical Scholarship in the Land of the Giants." Spectrum Magazine. Vol 18:4.
Gugliotto, Lee J. Handbook for Bible Study: A Guide to Understanding, Teaching, and Preaching the Word of God. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Pub. Association, 1995.
Haerich, Donna. "Critiquing Biblical Hermeneutics." Spectrum Online. Last modified January 28, 2011. http://spectrummagazine.org/article/column/2011/01/28/critiquing-biblical-hermeneutics.
Hasel, Frank M. "Christ-centered Hermeneutics." Ministry Magazine. Last modified December 2012. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2012/12/christ-centered-hermeneutics.
Hyde, Gordon M. ed. Symposium on Biblical Hermeneutics. Washington, DC: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1974.
Johnsson, William. "Nine foundations for an Adventist Hermeneutic." Ministry Magazine. Last modified March 1999. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1999/03/foundations-for-an-adventist-hermeneutic.
Johnston, Robert M. "The Case for a Balanced Hermeneutic." Ministry Magazine. Last modified March 1999. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1999/03/the-case-for-a-balanced-hermeneutic.
Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.
LaRondelle, Hans K. "Trends in Biblical Hermeneutics (part 1 of 2)." Ministry Magazine. Last modified September 2010. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2010/09/trends-in-biblical-hermeneutics-part-1-of-2.
LaRondelle, Hans K. "Trends in Biblical Hermeneutics (part 2 of 2)." Ministry Magazine. Last modified November 2010. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2010/11/trends-in-biblical-hermeneutics-part-2-of-2.
Maxwell, Mervyn C. "A Brief History of Adventist Hermeneutics." Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 4, no. 2 (1993): 209-226. http://www.atsjats.org/publication/view/485.
Pease, Norval F. "Preaching and Bliblical Interpretation." Ministry Magazine. Last modified August 1974. https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1974/08/preaching-and-bliblical-interpretation.
Reading, Brenton. "Does the Historical-grammatical Method Limit the Bible?: A Doctor Reflects on Hermeneutics." Spectrum Online. Last modified June 3, 2011. http://spectrummagazine.org/article/brenton-reading/2011/06/03/does-historical-grammatical-method-limit-bible-doctor-reflects-he.
Reading, Brenton. "Sex and the Text: A Doctor Reflects on Hermeneutics." Spectrum Online. Last modified May 25, 2011. http://spectrummagazine.org/article/brenton-reading/2011/05/25/sex-and-text-doctor-reflects-hermeneutics.
Reid, George W. Understanding Scripture: An Adventist Approach. Silver Spring, Md: Biblical Research Institute, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 2005.
Reid, George W. "Another Look at Adventist Hermeneutics." Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 2, no. 1 (1991): 69-76. http://www.atsjats.org/publication/view/425.
Ricœur, Paul. Interpretation Theory: Discourse and the Surplus of Meaning. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1976.
Thompson, Alden L. Inspiration: Hard Questions, Honest Answers. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Pub. Association, 1991.
Timm, Alberto R. "Divine Accommodation and Cultural Conditioning of the Inspired Writings." Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 19, no. 1-2 (2008): 161-174.
Zwaagstra, Michael. "Biblical Hermeneutics 101." Adventist Review Online. Last modified July 26, 2015. http://www.adventistreview.org/141534-14.