The Golden Rule Hermeneutic

One place where the Lord’s words are still widely disregarded — and not just “kind of,” but in a kind of Wild West kind of way — is in the realm of hermeneutics. Hear as you would be heard. Read as you would be read.

Think about it for a minute. Why do we not get to read Supreme Court decisions with the same hermeneutic they apply to the Constitution? Why do Supreme Court decisions have no penumbrae? Why do we not get to read a fanciful exegete’s commentary on Exodus the same way he reads Exodus? Why do postmodern philosophers expect us to treat their words as bearing objective truth, even though the words say that no words actually do?

via The Golden Rule Hermeneutic.

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