Sunday, August 11, 2013

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Dotting the t's and crossing the i's.

A lot of reading can be done on a cross pacific airplane flight.  Having completed the book, I am pleased to have learned a few new useful things about dissecting psalms and prophetic poetry.  I am also fairly pleased that what they have instructed as good hermeneutics (proper interpretation) is fairly close to what I have been doing.

The conclusion finally acknowledged what I had been thinking:  That the Bible has some guidance for males on how to be men that could use some emphasis, but this sentence has about as many words on the subject as they have included.  Both sides were considered?  I won't let them off the hook:  The authors over and over again made digs at conservatives regarding egalitarianism. With much of America's family structure breaking down due to the contempt for the role of husband and father, we really don't need intellectuals throwing stones at those who don't follow the modernists.  What isn't checked off is any acknowledgment that some conservatives prefer to do their charity so that the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing, and that grand standing isn't actually Biblical.

Now I have two more shorter books and a third online book, plus several hours of video lectures to go through.

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