Methodology and Hermenutics

Method is a way of making up for the failure to master Scripture… If interpretation is more like getting a joke than it is like dissecting a frog, then only certain kinds of people will be good interpreters… Analysis and teaching might improve things marginally, but that person’s main problem is not a technical but a spiritual one:somebody without a sense of humor suffers from a contracted soul, and the only real solution is conversion. Interpretive skills can be taught and improved, but only the glad of heart.” – Peter Leithart Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture p. 138,139 (emphasis mine)

There is no 12-step method to learning to read and love Scripture, but there is the Holy Spirit bringing you to where he wants you to go. God bless!

    • Jessica
    • January 18th, 2011


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