Tuesday, February 26, 2008

P. Mead: Rumors of Commentaries

image Peter Mead over at Biblical Preaching has what is a very important post on the use of commentaries; not necessarily their use, but their misuse.  Like children of old, they should be seen, but not heard.    He asks:

I wonder whether the commentaries have been conversation partners in the personal study of the text, or crutches leant on to short-cut the process of exegesis.  I wonder whether the commentaries have simulated wrestling with the structure and flow of the text and consequently the sermon, or whether they have merely furnished a dissected structure on which to hang the broken pieces of a partial sermon.

 

Find the whole post here.

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