Unformatted text preview: Two Crucial dimensions to interpretation 1) An analytical methodology for deciphering what the text is about 2) A means of assessing and accounting for our present situation as we engage in the interpretive process-The Bible was not written for us today. It has applicability to today, but it was written for a different people and a different time. Some Challenges-Chronological Distance-Cultural Distance-Geographical Distance-Language Distance Eternal Relevance- Fee and Stuart-Believers must not ignore the insights that accurate and precise critical methods bring, for Christians are committed to the truth! Wrapping Up-To discern God’s message-To avoid or dispel misconceptions or erroneous perspectives and conclusions about the Bible-To be able to apply the Bible’s message to our lives...
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- Spring '08
- Christianity, bible, interpretive process, Stuart -Believers, readings -Proper interpretation, Distance -Cultural Distance