Monday, December 17, 2007

Swinburne (slightly) on Biblical interpretation.

Richard Swinburne was on Philosophy Talk discussing the 'Concept of God.' In responding to Perry's question concerning the problem of reconciling the Old Testament with the New Testament, Swinburne made the following response:

“If we are to interpret the bible we must interpret it as a Christian document; that is, we must interpret it with the conventions for understanding it that are part of the tradition with which it was accepted. To take the whole thing in a literal sense is, I think, contrary to the tradition of the first 1500 years of Christianity.” (20:10 -21:15)

That’s no Sola!


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