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Why Originalism? Part 3

Why Originalism? Part 3 Common Objections and Questions Previously, we argued that the soundest hermeneutical approach is what we are calling originalism. (Read part 1 and part 2.) This method restricts itself to the original meaning of a text as determined by the…
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Why Originalism? Part 2

Why Originalism? Part 2 The superiority of an originalist hermeneutic In the previous article, I suggested that there are three essential principles for an originalist interpretation of Scripture: the text means what the author meant; the text means what it says; and the…
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Why Originalism?

Why Originalism? Far too often we like to discuss theology or Christian living without first addressing the more fundamental issue: hermeneutics, the art and science of interpreting the Scriptures. When Jesus was interrogated on a point of theology (“What shall I do…
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