Quote of the Day (Chris Heard)

Quote of the Day (Chris Heard) September 27, 2012

This is…a plea that we follow Augustine and divest ourselves of the notion that interpreting a text literally means taking it as an historically accurate account of things that happened in time and space. If the text isn’t an historical narrative, then treating it as an historical narrative is not properly a literal interpretation.

— Chris Heard, “Interpreting Genesis 1 ‘literally'” on the blog Higgaion

 

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  • Let us also divest ourselves of the notion that just because the Scriptures do not lend themselves to ready reconciliation with our evolving views of science that they are for this reason any less the word of God.