Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On seeing things in the text THAT REALLY ARE THERE!

A hermeneutical rule of thumb (quite a good one, I should add) is that unclear verses should be interpreted in the light of the clear ones. But however wise this is -- and it is wise -- we also have to distinguish between verses which are unclear, and verses that are excruciatingly clear but which conflict with the received interpretation.

- Doug Wilson
[photo: thevalueengineers.com]

1 comment:

Jharlan said...

such as... 1 cor 11:13 trumping 1 Cor 14:34 AND 1 Tim 2:11+ just my personal favorite/least favorite example