The Puritan Board has an interesting discussion thread on the “redemptive-historical” method of interpreting Scripture. I was taught this method in seminary, and consider myself to be a follower of it. There has, however, been a distortion of this method that has tainted it in the minds of far too many. This distortion was called by my pastor, Ron Gleason, a “redemptive hysterical” approach.
The link to the PB discussion is here. The first 15-20 posts are the most helpful.