By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Why Interpreting the Bible Requires a Church

Front cover of the Penguin Classics paperback ...
Front cover of the Penguin Classics paperback edition of the New Cambridge Paragraph Bible with the Apocrypha. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here is a fine post by a philosophy professor that confirms again the truism that all interpretation requires a measuring stick ("canon") by which to make sense of the text. There is no such thing as interpreting a text in a vacuum. We may think we are reading a text without presuppositions. We are, in that case, merely blind to our hidden assumptions, assumptions hidden from ourselves. The challenge is to intelligently choose the presuppositions we bring to a text.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Iranian Persecution of Christians Continues

Here is the news link. The article relates that the number of Christians in Iran is increasing. The Iranian regime should welcome this trend with open arms as a way of enriching Iranian society with needed diversity. But--I forgot!--totalitarian regimes do not lean toward embracing diversity.