How Not to Study the Bible – Prooftexting

“The one thing the Bible is not is what it is so often thought to be – a theological outline with proof texts attached.” – Leland Ryken, How to Read the Bible as Literature, 9 How did Christianity end up reading scripture as a list of disjointed and disconnected proof texts? It was developed from […]

How To Read the Bible as Literature by Ryken

A great quote that I ran across as I am starting to read this excellent book by Leland Ryken: “What does it mean to approach the Bible as literature? It means first of all to be sensitive to the experiential side of the Bible. It means to resist the tendency to turn every biblical passage […]