Meanings We Choose
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About "Meanings We Choose"
This study by a group of biblical scholars deals with two tenets arising out of our post-modern intellectual environment: Firstly, that biblical texts are typically open to competing reasonable interpretations, where `competing' means `mutually exclusive' and `reasonable' means `plausible/defensible' on the basis of a rigorous application of chosen methods; and secondly that this openness of texts to competing construals of meaning makes interpreters morally and theologically responsible for the meanings they choose in using the Bible in the life and faith of the church.
Meet the Author
Charles H. Cosgrove is Professor of New Testament Studies and Christian Ethics at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois.