Din nou despre hermeneutică

I believe that a crucial tenet of biblical interpretation concerns the univocal nature of language. That tenet ties closely with the dual yet unitary authorship of Scripture and the original intent of the Author as the locus of meaning. This hermeneutical stance leads me to believe in a literalistic and singular, rather than an expansive and dual, interpretational method in the search for meaning. Certainly the volume of informative data increases in the progress of revelation. Humankind is apportioned more extensive amounts of truth about God and His work and His will as God continues to reveal Himself to man. Previous revelation becomes more informative and clearer as the amount of data multiplies. This increase in revelational volume, however, does not attend an increase in revelational value – supposing that somehow later revelation trumps earlier revelation so that later revelation might reinterpret (covenantal hermeneutics) or otherwise expand (complementary hermeneutics) the original meaning of the Author. Roy Beacham, “Response to Rodney J. Decker” in Mike Stallard, Ed., Dispensational Understanding of the New Covenant, (Schaumburg: Regular Baptist Press, 2012), 232-233.

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