NT Analysis Comments…

The letters, if anything, should always be kept in context since they seem to address specific problems based on the best understanding of Christianity via the writer. I would hesitate to build big doctrines from letters vs. the gospels…reason being…they are letters.

It’s like taking my book report on ‘A Tale of 2 Cities’ as substantially equal to the writing of the author itself. This is my personal opinion.

It seems to me a few things in Christian literature need to be figured out:

(a) Weighting of Importance
(b) Context (within book/letter)
(c) Analysis of prophecy in context of original usage (ie: Isaiah)
(d) Time period and historical context – figuring out ‘agenda’

*Taken from my blog ‘Acts says ‘No’ to Divinity of Jesus’

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2 thoughts on “NT Analysis Comments…

  1. aaah.. socio-historical criticism! i am a fan and i agree. yet it’s also good to see the very context that these creeds were written in as well. that provides the a good construct of the lens that these groups were using when they were viewing the gospel from and building these creeds.

  2. “yet it’s also good to see the very context that these creeds were written in as well. that provides the a good construct of the lens that these groups were using when they were viewing the gospel from and building these creeds” (Luke)

    Good point…I agree 100%. If we are going to deconstruct that time period it is good to know why the creeds were formed and what types of talks were occuring in that time period.

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