Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Remove that one more step, please

What I mean is that one can deduce the idea of an abstract order from the text, and then, instead of interacting with the actual biblical text itself, one can start speculating about the theological utilisations of the idea of this deduced concept of world order―without recognising that they are not engaged with the text anymore but only with their reconstruction of the text’s teaching.—Toward an Interpretation of the Book of Proverbs, page 63

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