Tag: Hermeneutics

Culturally-Bound Text & Interpretation

I am slowing working through John Walton’s Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief. In the first chapter, he addresses the relationship between interpretation and authority. “A cognitive environment [worldview, cosmology] encompasses how people think about the world, including the…

Hermeneutics: The Antagonist and the Goal

The word “hermeneutics” is derived from the Greek word that means “to interpret.” It the science and art of interpretation, with its own set of rules and principles. You may not realize it but you use hermeneutics every day. When you read your favorite…