TITLE

Searching for a Transformative Hermeneutic

AUTHOR(S)
Hardin, Leslie T.
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care;Spring2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p144
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The historical-grammatical approach to exegesis, while noteworthy for uncovering historical realities, can often lead to a dry, lifeless reading of Scripture. More subjective models seek the text's contemporary relevance, but run the risk of missing the historical truth communicated by the Spirit-inspired author. This paper explores whether these two horizons (historical investigation and contemporary significance) can work together, and then advance toward a transformative hermeneutic. Such an interpretive method includes an openness to the Spirit's leading and guidance, a robust historical investigation, and a contextualization of the message into similar contemporary situations and contexts.
ACCESSION #
76118147

 

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