The Bible: Our Weapon of Choice

I just came across Chad Holtz’s blog, ‘Dancing on Saturday.’ There’s some interesting and challenging material posted, mainly to do with theology and common (perceived?) misconceptions. In one particular post Chad focuses on how the Bible was used in a past era to justify and defend slavery (and in particular how this relates to how we may chose to use the Bible in defending our own beliefs/belief systems today). He begins:

“It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming that our modern (or post-modern) methods and means of interpreting Scripture are new, more fruitful, less hindered by old, out-dated modes of thinking. We are “enlightened,” or so we think, and any rooting around in the hermeneutical methods used by those that have gone before us will certainly reveal tendencies from which we have long since been delivered. This was my assumption. It was challenged upon reading the selected pieces for this essay. Indeed, it seems there is nothing new under the sun.” (Read the rest of this article here.)

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