Grant R. Osborne

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Grant R. Osborne
Osborne ProfTeds FinalLecture 2016.jpg
Osborne with class after delivering final lecture before retiring
Born (1942-07-07) July 7, 1942 (age 74)
Queens, New York City, NY
Nationality American
Occupation Theologian and New Testament scholar
Title Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Academic background
Alma mater Aberdeen University (PhD)
Thesis title History and Theology in the Resurrection Narratives: A Redactional Study
Thesis year 1974
Doctoral advisor I. Howard Marshall
Academic work
Discipline Biblical hermeneutics
Sub discipline New Testament studies
Notable works The Hermeneutical Spiral

Grant R. Osborne (born July 7, 1942) is an American theologian and New Testament scholar. He is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Osborne has degrees from Fort Wayne Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the University of Aberdeen.[1]

Osborne specialises in biblical hermeneutics. He is best known for his concept of the "hermeneutical spiral",[2] denoting an "upward and constructive process of moving from earlier pre-understanding to fuller understanding, and the returning back to check and to review the need for correction or change in this preliminary understanding."[3]

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  1. ^ "Grant R. Osborne, PhD". Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Melick, Richard R. (2013). "Can We Understand the Bible?". In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. p. 114. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Thiselton, Anthony C. (2009). Hermeneutics: An Introduction. p. 14. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation". Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Hermeneutical Spiral: A Comprehensive Introduction to Biblical Interpretation". Retrieved March 18, 2016.