Peter Enns Quotes

One Quote by: Dr. Peter Enns of Westminster Theological College (up to 2008) itinerant speaker.

[30.12 in] Paul's reading of the Adam story is one reading among several. Another way he was an ancient man was that he was a rabbinically trained person and they had ways of reading the Bible and those ways were marked by creativity. I am not sure if you are familiar with the term "recontextualisation". They would take the Bible and whatever it meant back then they would sort of rethink it to make sense in their particular moment in time. OK. So when Paul engaged his Bible he was not doing what you do when you write your end of term papers. He was not thinking "Let me tell you exactly what this author means". What Paul did, which is what all writers did back then when they were engaging their Bibles is this: Not what did it mean back then but what does it mean now for me.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 9th February 2011.
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