Materials: Interpretation-Hermeneutics (Documents)

Methods of Bible Study

The document voted by the Annual Council in Rio de Janeiro.

Author: 
General conference Committee Annual Council

Powerful, Easty-to-Use Bible Software

Use of Accordance Bible software (now available in both Mac and Windows versions) is reviewed and explained, including basic and advanced searches, tagged texts and tools, and scholarly packages that were available up to 2011.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

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?

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

The Bible and the Church: Revisiting the Obvious

This hermeneutical reflection argues that only the Scriptures are capable of leading the church out of the maze of so many ethical options and theological points of view vying for acceptance. In a culture of relativism and consumerism, we should take seriously the self-authenticating claims of the Bible. By submitting to the Scriptures' absolute authority, will the church be able to solve her theological and practical quandaries and remain united under the lordship of Jesus Christ?

Author: 
Elias Brasil de Souza

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.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

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