Science and the Sacred


“The Bible is not a book but a library, with various types of writing in it. There is much history, but there are also symbolic stories that convey truths so deep that only a story form could convey them. (That is the true meaning of that much-abused and misunderstood word myth, very different from that of a simple fairy tale.)”

John Polkinghorne and Nicholas Beale, Questions of Truth
, page 7

“Applying a method of interpretation to scripture passages can be a daunting task. C.S. Lewis advises us to, ‘Look. Listen. Receive.’ Reading and understanding the Bible is a process of discovery that goes beyond a hasty read-through. One must carefully study and seek to interpret the author’s intended meaning without projecting meaning onto the text.”, The Questions

For more on interpreting scripture, be sure to read “What factors should be considered in determining how to approach a passage of scripture?” from The Questions section of our Web site.


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