Thursday, August 25, 2005

Another Good Response to Prejean

Steve Hays has posted another good reply to Jonathan Prejean. Here are two of the most significant parts:

"Since when did I—or Engwer, for that matter—ever rest my case for the GHM [grammatical-historical method] on 'resolving the problems of epistemic fallibility?"

"So where the original revealed meaning is indefinitive, the church can upgrade that indefinitive meaning to something definitive. Hence, the input is less than the output. The definitive meaning is not the original revealed meaning, but something above and beyond the original revealed meaning—a surplus sense, which cannot be directly extracted from the original, but is supplied by the church. What we have here is a de facto doctrine of continuous revelation by another name."