Biblical Studies in Hermeneutics Series Index
Examining the “Clobber Passages”
Reta Halteman Finger continues her Bible study blog, Reta’s Reflections, with this feature, Studies in Hermeneutics. Learn more about CFT’s Reta’s Reflections Bible Study blog.
Reta says that this new series differs from her earlier studies, which were based on particular books of the Bible. “Rather, this series will deal with the broader issue of hermeneutics, the science of interpretation as it relates to how we understand our Scriptures. The question of how we interpret authoritative texts becomes acute when current social, economic, or political issues divide believers who look to these texts for answers.”
Throughout the series, Reta uses as a case study the “clobber passages” (the verses cited by conservatives to support their view that LGBTQ people are acting against the will of God). By presenting an in-depth look at the historical and cultural context of various scripture texts, she shows how context must be taken into account to grasp each author’s intent, the original audience’s understandings of the teachings presented, and how various scholars have sometimes translated certain scripture passages within the cultural contexts of their own times.
This is an index of posts in that series.
(Posts are in reverse order on this page, with the first of the series at the bottom.)