Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Problem of Interpreters

Interpreters, who indeed ought to be the greatest help to the unlearned for learning the Sacred Scriptures, often darken them more than they explain them, whether from ignorance or malice, as they introduce their own thoughts and dreams into Scripture, and affix to it a wax nose (as the impious Jesuits of Cologne blaspheme Scripture).
How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures, page 49

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