Saturday, February 20, 2010

Studying the Bible

In my previous post,  I introduced the word hermeneutics.  It simply means how one goes about studying the Bible.

There are different ways in which to do this:  The way many pastors and theologians use is Grammatical, Historical and Systematic.  These terms are pretty clear.  Grammatical is what the text actually says, not what you could make it say or want it to say.  Historical is looking at how other theologians during the course of history have interpreted the Biblical events.  A systematic approach is one that is orderly, building on the Biblical text over time.

Trouble arises when these approaches are deviated from.   Some examples?  Stay tuned.

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