Friday, April 19, 2013

One of the most violated principles

In his 26 hour long audio course in Biblical Hermeneutics & Exegesis, Dr. Greg Bahnsen cites a book on exegesis by Gordon Fee, followed by some brief comments of his own:

"Before one can say 'I disagree' one must be able to say 'I understand.' It is axiomatic that before you level criticism you should be able to state an author's position in terms that he or she would find acceptable." That is, I think, one of the most violated principles in all of Christian scholarship in our day.

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