The Alien Voice of Scripture

Because theological interpretation attends to theology proper, it must assume that its task is to allow the divine voice–sometimes an alien voice–to be heard through the text.

God may speak in the tongues of mortals, but in Scripture God does not always say what mortals want to hear.
–Marianne Meye Thompson, "Reading What is Written in the Book of Life: Theological Interpretation of the Book of Revelation Today," in Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation, 162.
January 27, 2013


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