The late J. Barton Payne wrote a classic article—I have cited it more than once—with the disturbing title, “Hermeneutics As a Cloak for the Denial of Scripture (Evangelical Theological Society Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 4 [Fall,1960], pp. 93-100). Our forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to a very recent and influential instance of this phenomenon as exemplified in the hermeneutic approach of Michael R. Licona. Lydia McGrew offers a detailed analysis of Licona’s latest book, with trenchant criticism of its methodology.