Dr. Anthony Thiselton's thorough approach to the growing discipline of hermeneutics takes account of a comprehensive range of theoretical models of reading and interpretation. He evaluates both the foundations on which they rest and their practical implications for Old and New Testament reading. Building on his earlier influential work, Thiselton examines theories of texts, semiotics and literature, the legacy of Patristic and Reformation hermeneutics, and the use of socio-critical theory, liberation theology, and Marxist, feminist, and black hermeneutics, and discusses every major hermeneutical theorist. This exhaustive and rigourout critique will prove valuable to anyone undertaking advanced research in hermeneutics, including teachers and students of theology and language or literary theory. Anthony Thiselton is professor of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham and canon theologian of Leicester Cathedral. He has served as advisory editor for the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. His work The Two Horizons has received international acclaim as a standard resource on hermeneutics.