Rick Shrader‘s Review:
This is the latest book (2023) by Michael Vlach. This is a companion volume to his small book (both books are around 100 pages) Dispensationalism (2017). To a knowlegable dispensatinalist this book would be standard hermeneutical fare. Yet I found it refreshing because he interacts with current trends such as Progressive Covenantalism and Replacement Theology. He discusses issues such as sensus plenior, authorial intent, and passage priority from various points of view. Vlach, who teaches as Master’s Seminary, describes himself: “Within the dispensational tradition I place myself between Revised and Progressive Dispensationalism. I also agree much with Traditional Dispensationalism” (p. 9). “Revised” would be the Ryrie, Walvoord era, and “Traditional” would be Scofield, Ironside era. The last two chapters are on “The Hermeneutics of Non-Dispensationalism” in which he gives the opposing points of view and then his own dispenstaional response, are especially profitable. Well worth the time and cost.