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D.A. Carson – My Interpretation vs. Objective Truth

20 Sep

All the challenges arising from postmodernism and philosophical pluralism are connected in some way with hermeneutics, with how we interpret things. Postmodernism is an outlook that depends not a little on what are perceived to be the fundamental limitations on the power of interpretation: that is, since interpretation can never be more than my interpretation or our interpretation, no purely objective stance is possible. Granted this conviction about the nature of the interpretative enterprise, philosophical pluralism infers that objective truth in most realms is impossible, and that therefore the only proper stance is that which disallows all claims to objective truth.

~D. A. Carson~


The Gagging of God: Christianity (Grand Rapids, MI; Zondervan; 2002) p. 57

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D.A. Carson – The Change in the Debate

21 Nov

Many generations have recognized how difficult it is for finite and sinful mortals to come to close agreement as to the objective truth of this or that subject, but this is the first generation to believe that there is no objective truth out there, or that if there is, there is no access to it. This necessarily changes the character of at least some of the debate.

~D. A. Carson~


The Gagging of God: Christianity (Grand Rapids, MI; Zondervan; 2002) p. 53

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