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What is the primary reason to study the Bible?
The primary reason to study the bible is to accurately apply it to your life.
Besides distance in time, what two other distances make interpretation difficult?
Cultural distance, meaning changes in the way of thinking and traditions make interpetation a challenge - as well as geographical distance, ways of viewing life based on where someone lives.
What are the questions to ask when reading scripture?
The questions to ask are the (7) W's:
Who, Where, Why, What, When, How, and What else could it mean?
How does post-modern thought challenge the traditional view of truth?
Post modern thought challenges the traditional view of truth by claiming that there is no knowable absolute truth. It claims that truth is relative. It also challenges the ability of language to convey the fullness of a message.
Why can't the text mean anything?
Since the text is not alive and cannot think, it cannot mean anything. Meaning requires thought. To mean something is to be active.
What is the assumption in a "Marxist" or "Feminist" reading of scripture?
The assumption in a "Marxist" or "Feminist" reading of the text is that the reader determines the text's meaning. (Reader-Response criticism).
What are the (3) elements of communication?
1. The speaker/author
2. The message/text
3. The listener/reader