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Christian Courier Review of 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

The following review of 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture was written by Michael Wagenman and published by Christian Courier on January 24, 2024. Read and consider sharing in your communities as a way of generating interest. See below for a link to register for a ticket for the weekend of February 8-11 in a location near you.

Michael Wagenman begins his article with an important sentence A distinguishing mark of Reformed biblical interpretation is the acknowledgement of context. He goes on to say that the Bible is a library of texts, each of which arises out of a particular context. The collected, canonical Scriptures as a whole also arose from a context. Our translations come from yet other contexts. We read and apply the Bible to our lives in our specific contexts. Recognizing these levels of context when it comes to Scripture means we may need to do more than simply read the English word straight off the page and “cut and paste” it onto today. In this way, Reformed interpretation is more “literary” than “literal.”

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