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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