Materials: Interpretation-Hermeneutics by Ekkehardt Mueller

Hermeneutical Guidelines for Dealing with Theological Questions

This article deals with various questions people may ask that require different approaches to answering. It deals especially with the issue of how to deal with questions that are not directly addressed in Scripture.

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Ekkehardt Mueller

Irony in Scripture

Rhetorical features such as irony, sarcasm, and hyperbole are used in modern languages but also in Scripture. Recognizing them helps us to better understand the Bible.

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Ekkehardt Mueller

Scripture and the Paradox

Scripture contains paradox statements which sometimes seem to stand in a tension to each other. How do we deal with biblical paradoxes?

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Ekkehardt Mueller

What the Biblical Text Meant and What It Means

Although we have to distinguish between the situation of the original hearers of the biblical message and the situation of the present listeners to the same message, the question is if the message is basically still the same or if it has to be adapted to the modern culture.

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Ekkehardt Mueller