All theology is contextualized.
Sometimes we hate to admit that because it leaves us with admittedly missing pieces in our biblical understanding puzzle. We want to believe we are coming to the text as a neutral interpreter. Spoiler alert: there’s no such thing as a neutral interpreter. None of us reads with an acultural lens. The Bible itself has cultural markings and symbols that sang with familiarity to an ancient context. Here we sit in the 21st century, so now what?
The battle of titans of biblical interpretation is that of contextualization versus syncretism.
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