“Close Reading”

MARKUS BOESL TD ’14 Christians have throughout history maintained the importance of a proper understanding of the scriptures. Hermeneutics, the study of interpretation and interpretive methods, largely originated in an attempt to rightly interpret and understand the Scriptures. Indeed, much of the field we now call Literary Criticism traces its methodological roots to attempts at historical Biblical interpretation. In a recent opinion article in the Yale Daily News, entitled “Reading better for real marriage,” the author takes issue with the “poor critical reading skills” exhibited by people who “take texts at face value.” Specifically, the author is attacking those who would … Continue reading “Close Reading”