Mark Alan Bowald (PhD, University of Toronto) is associate professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He is the general editor for Christian Scholar's Review, and in 2008 he received the Colin Gunton Memorial Prize from the Society for the Study of Theology.
"Theological hermeneutics has no more avid cartographer than Mark Bowald. Readers who are still wondering what theological interpretation of Scripture is would do well to orient themselves to the discussion by consulting Bowald's charts. Bowald does more than map out this strange new continent, however; he makes a constructive dogmatic claim about the role of divine agency. This is intelligent theological mapmaking, a book to take up and read to find one's way through the issue of God's presence and activity in biblical interpretation." --Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Rendering the Word is one of the most astute treatments of scriptural hermeneutics in recent years. It is a work of considerable theological perception, most of all in its clear-minded and penetrating analysis of the place and significance of divine agency in the interpretation of Scripture." --John Webster, professor of divinity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Author of Confronted by Grace