Wednesday, December 21, 2011

community hermeneutic

"The meaning of Scripture is enacted in the Christian community, and only those who participate in the enactment can understand the text. Consequently, the transformation of the community is not the presupposition but also the result and proof of true interpretation. Where God’s spirit is at work, the community (“we all”) is being transformed into the image of Christ and liberated to see, when they read Scripture, that the old covenant prefigured precisely this transformation." -Richard Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, p. 152)

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