Quote of the Evening

While reading N.T. Wright’s “The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture” I came across this quote that I would like to share with you, enjoy.

Nobody really believes any more the old idea that biblical scholars, equipped with neutral and objective tools and methods, provide the “facts” about scripture which the systematic theologians can then “interpret.” Anyone who has worked within biblical scholarship knows, or ought to know, that we biblical scholars come to the text with just as many interpretative strategies and expectations as anyone else, and that integrity consists not of having no presuppositions but of being aware of what one’s presuppositions are and of the obligation to listen to and interact with those who have different ones.

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