My Enter The Bible

Create a free account or login now to enjoy the full benefits of Enter the Bible:

  • Make personal notes
  • Track your learning

Link to this site

Link to Enter the Bible from
your Web site using the Link Creation tool.

The Books

Bible Reading Tip #30: Reading Assumptions

Original KJV page, early 17th century; image by Garry Willmore via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Dr. James Boyce offered the following notes in his Lay School of Theology class in Spring 2012, "How the Bible Came to Us: Its Writing, Use, and Authority." 

See the June 2014 Bible Reading Tip for more from this presentation.

 

ReadING assumptions

  1. We all interpret when we read.
    The church has from the beginning and still regularly differs in its hearing of Scripture

  2. We debate meaning for today.

  3. Experience and knowledge matter.
    Meaning comes out of reading the Scriptures, community consensus, and experience

  4. The Bible is not first about ethics.
    Ethics are conditioned by context as we are drawn into the story of God’s people, and our stories are shaped in our faithful
Read More (0 Comment)