Category: Hermeneutics

Amateur Hour #4- Mirror Reading w/Michael, AKA Mira Scriptura

In this episode I have a conversation with Michael, AKA Mira Scriptura, on the subject of mirror reading, a technique used to reconstruct what the biblical authors were responding to in their writings.

Gerda Lerner: No Conceptual Framework is Value-Free

Gerda Lerner, The Creation of Patriarchy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986), 15. The shreds of hard evidence – tools, graves, pottery shards, the remains of dwellings and shrines, the ambiguous artifacts on cave walls, skeletal remains and the story they tell – all these… Continue Reading “Gerda Lerner: No Conceptual Framework is Value-Free”

M. Eugene Boring: Interpretation as Rebuilding the Ship at Sea

M. Eugene Boring, I & II Thessalonians: A Commentary, The New Testament Library (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015), 1. As a reader, I bring my agenda to the [biblical] text, and I cannot do otherwise. While hidden agendas are rightly frowned upon,… Continue Reading “M. Eugene Boring: Interpretation as Rebuilding the Ship at Sea”