“Exegesis is an act of sustained humility” by Eugene Peterson

“Exegesis does not mean mastering the text, it means submitting to it as it is given to us. Exegesis doesn’t take charge of the text and impose superior knowledge on it; it enters the world of the text and lets the text ‘read’ us. Exegesis is an act of sustained humility.”

–Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 57.

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One response to ““Exegesis is an act of sustained humility” by Eugene Peterson

  1. Manna75

    Interesting….when do you suppose ‘ol Eugene will practice what he preaches?

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