Hermeneutics

  • Written by John Fesko

Rightly Interpreting Scripture

When we look at the theological landscape of the Church we see a legion of theological views.  Even within confessional Reformed communities such as the OPC there is great theological diversity.  On eschatology, for example, there are pre-, a-, and postmillennialists.  Likewise, in protology, there are literalist, day-age, and framework advocates.  There has certainly been no shortage of debate between these camps.  Yet, what we often do not find in the debate between these camps is the treatment of interpretive presuppositions.  In other words, advocates of these positions debate exegetical conclusions rather than the merits of their interpretive methods.  These views will never be reconciled as long as the respective interpretive methods are not analyzed.  Let us look several examples to illustrate this point.

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