This-essay is a9706241.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %INTEGRITY SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATION HERMENEUTICAL+970624 %HOLY SACRED TEXT BIBLE CHURCH CONGREGATION SIN+970624 %GOOD EVIL TRAGIC FAILURES LEARN EXPERIENCE LOVE 970624 If our approach to the interpretation of holy scriptures is CONSISTENT with the witness of holy scriptures taken as a whole --- we should NOT experience major continuing dissonance within ourselves and our community of faith because of conflicts between what we believe to be the witness of holy scriptures taken as a whole. If our approach to the interpretation of holy scriptures is INCONSISTENT with the witness of holy scriptures taken as a whole --- we SHOULD experience serious cognitive dissonance within ourselves and our community of faith --- because of conflicts within what we believe to be the witness of holy scriptures taken as a whole. If our approach lacks integrity --- then others within and without our community of faith SHOULD detect the lack of integrity in our approach --- even if we do NOT detect that lack of integrity in our approach. We SHOULD expect to find ourselves in conflict with others if our approach lacks integrity. If our approach is mistaken/uninformed, but generally characterized by personal and communal integrity --- then we should expect to be corrected by our honest consideration of the whole of holy scriptures. If our approach has integrity and the whole of the scriptures have integrity --- then the expectations which we are lead to have in the adventure of interpreting scriptures should commonly be fulfilled in our personal and communal experiences. If the expectations, which we are lead to have in our adventure of interpreting scriptures, are disappointed by the reality of our personal and communal experiences --- then we should RE-EXAMINE OUR APPROACH TO SCRIPTURES, our CHOICES OF WHICH SCRIPTURES TO TAKE SERIOUSLY, and our CHOICE OF FRIENDS WITH WHOM TO SHARE THE ADVENTURE of interpreting holy scriptures. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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