Fifth Thesis on Theological Method

Exegetical method must be rigorously consistent. If anything, including our doctrine, causes us to reconsider our exegetical method on a passage, then we must apply that method to all other passages by permanently changing our exegetical method. We cannot hold different methods for different passages. 

Of course, good exegetical method includes consideration for genre and other things that will make us handle one passage differently to another, but that must be within the scope of our consistent method, and not ad hoc.

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  1. Out of curiosity what do you think about Pauls use of allegorical interpretation in Galatians 4. How should that make us think about our exegetical method?

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