Hermeneutical controversies often have to do with the tension between the text of the Bible on the one hand and what can be called ‘general revelation’ and ‘contextuality’ on the other hand. This article reflects on both tensions, argues for a positive-critical hermeneutical attitude towards nature – as created by God – and culture. Hermeneutical rules should not lead to a rationalist objectivation of Scripture, but still are necessary to avoid arbitrariness in explaining and applying Scripture today.
|Translated title of the contribution||Scripture, Nature and Culture: The Need for Hermeneutical Rules|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2020|
- Biblical hermeneutics
- Contextual interpretation
- General revelation