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How Disciples of Christ Interpret the Bible Explanation and Critique

M. Eugene Boring, I. Wylie And Elizabeth M. Briscoe
Professor of New Testament Emeritus
Brite Divinity School
meboring@sbcglobal.net

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Abstract

The essay has two parts: (1) A brief sample of interpretative comments that a “typical Disciple” might make on Rom 14:1–15:9, emphasizing historical and literary context and the hermeneutical transition to contemporary meaning. (2) Nine theses describing Disciples biblical interpretation, emphasizing the variety of approaches practiced by contemporary Disciples, the difference between being addressed by the Word of God in Scripture and understanding its meaning, the absence of a restorationist perspective, and the relation of interpretation to authority.

 
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