The Role of Science in Evangelical Hermeneutics

In this article, I argue that evangelical Christians can accommodate science within the limits of strict Biblical exegesis governed by grammatical-historical hermeneutics. To this end, I describe the grammatical-historical method to show how science enters into it. I then distinguish between theolog...

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Published in:Theology and science
Main Author: King, John B., Jr.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge [2018]
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In: Theology and science
Year: 2018, Volume: 16, Issue: 2, Pages: 177-187
Further subjects:B Science
B Evolution
B Hermeneutics
B Exegesis
B framework interpretation
B day-age theory
B gap theory
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Summary:In this article, I argue that evangelical Christians can accommodate science within the limits of strict Biblical exegesis governed by grammatical-historical hermeneutics. To this end, I describe the grammatical-historical method to show how science enters into it. I then distinguish between theological and exegetical uses of science. Next, I use Lakatos' philosophy of science to distinguish between ad hoc and well-motivated exegetical moves. Based upon these criteria, I then present the gap- and day-age theories as examples of hermeneutical failure in the accommodation of science. Finally, I use the framework interpretation to illustrate a hermeneutically successful accommodation of science.
ISSN:1474-6719
Contains:Enthalten in: Theology and science
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/14746700.2018.1455268