Monday, 21 October 2013

Luther on interpretive maximalism

Writing on this day in 1532, the German reformer declared:
For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.
So Luther was at this stuff way before Jordan and crew joined the party! This also means that we reformed types need to relax a little bit re the maximalist enterprise after all, the doyens of the Faith seem to have been happy with it.

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