“Novel” Interpretations

12 10 2009

When individuals approach biblical texts for interpretation, they often want to present new or innovative interpretations.   However, “new” interpretations are often greased by gimmick and present nothing new.   Charles H. Cosgrove, in an essay entitled “Toward a Postmodern Hermeneutica Sacra,” captures well that in a creative interpretation:  “. . . newness is not always something novel; it may be seeing the familiar in a new and transformative way.”  Well said, and kudos for those who can see from creative perspectives.

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