Thursday, February 16, 2012

What you see is what you use

“ investigation employs a synthesis of a close literary reading of the biblical text with theological aims. One must discern this meaning from the text that we have, not the text that we reconstruct or the text that we wish we had.”—Jacob and the Divine Trickster, page 35

<idle musing>
I've read far too many books that are built on "the text we wish we had." And, I might add, listened to far too many sermons built on the same missing text...
</idle musing>

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