Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene

Literal Interpretation Is Harder than Allegory

“Literalism” frequently gets a bad rap nowadays when it comes to the Bible. The word “literal” is fraught with ambiguities, especially in its modern usages, which I have no intention of getting into here. But the practice of reading the BibleĀ ad litteram–“according to the natural sense of the words,” perhaps–of course goes back to the […]

Andrew Fulford Archive Authors Nota Bene

On the Varieties of Biblicisms

Steve Hays writes at Triablogue on the types of biblicism that are possible, and in the process gives a helpful account of how texts can be understood despite the reality of bias in interpreters.