Hermeneutics of the Heart: Spiritual Formation and Biblical Interpretation

Much ink has been spilt over the subject of hermeneutics. Most often, however, thesediscussions focus upon the method of interpretation. In this article I will focus upon thenecessarily prior thing: the interpreter. Specifically, I intend to show that the spiritual formationand virtue (or lack thereof) of the interpreter is more determinative than any particularinterpretive method. […]