Saturday, June 24, 2017

Exegetical Exaggeration

For my MTh degree through the SA Theological Seminary, I did (among other things) an analysis of the exegesis of 44 Christian leadership writers. One of my findings was that these writers' exegesis revealed much exaggeration. Here is a summary:
• Exaggeration of human work vs. God’s providence
• Exaggeration of human courage vs. divine protection
• Exaggeration of human attitudes vs. faith towards God
• Exaggeration of human strategy vs. God’s strategic preparation
• Exaggeration of human qualities vs. a relationship with God
OBSERVATION: It is the kinds of exaggeration which have a profound effect on Christian leadership. Most of the writers were North American.

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