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The false dichotomy between “faith-based” hermeneutics and “let the text speak for itself” hermenuetics

This "gripe" is not unfamiliar to contributors to biblical hermeneutics beta, and frankly it is probably as old as the hills. Ages ago when I was taking undergraduate courses in theology, I ...
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Jewish Hermeneutics here too?

Judaism respectfully has very little to say on most of the questions here. Is there a StackExchange for them too, or is it more pragmatic to just share this one?
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Biblical Hermeneutics is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Is this question passable?

I initially intended to make this a footnote to my question on main, but I would like some feedback from the community so I figured this is a better place to do that. I'm trying to figure out what ...
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Site Viability and the Distinction Between Scriptural and Biblical Studies

Mike recently posted an answer to another meta question that got me thinking about this distinction and the impact this has on BH.SE's viability (I'm beginning to wonder if ScottS was really onto ...
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A look at BH.SE's moderation team

Let me first say that I have no specific complaints with any of the moderators, and this is not in any way a criticism of any particular user. However, I believe we have a problem on BH.SE, and here ...
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Studying the Bible vs. Bible Study

I've previously highlighted the distinction between Biblical Studies and Scriptural Studies, of which this is a postscript seeking community feedback on future direction. While there is a similar post ...
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Feel free to describe the meaning of the text, but please don't prescribe it to your readers

I am using my own answer in this question because it was easy to pick on my own issues than others (I'm trying to make a point, not go on a witch hunt). While I think good answers will also follow ...
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How to deal with fringe positions?

One difficult question concerning this site is how to deal with fringe positions which are wildly out of keeping with the evidence. Many such positions are firmly held by users and possible users of ...
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This is not the place for theological apologetics

A great question was posed several years ago that deals with an underlying concept that is important to grasp: Is dispensationalism a theological framework or a hermeneutical approach? I personally ...
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Assumptions in Questions: 'Showing Your Work' Revisited

What assumptions can be brought to a text? When does work need to be shown when it comes to assumptions inherent in various hermeneutical approaches? I am primarily asking about questions. Feel free ...
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The academic tradition and this site

bimargulies wrote a while back: People who set up and operate interdenominational academic institutions have spent decades learning how to structure an environment that allows respectful ...
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Divergent Philosophies, Convergent Mission

There's been plenty of talk about what we're doing wrong lately. Here's a little post about what I believe we're doing right. It's also an attempt to document what I believe are the three main ...