“One Meaning Per Verse, Please”: The Failure of Modern Interpretation

As conservative Christians exegetes, we have spent the past century making our own bed, now we are being laid to rest in it. We have taught and advocated a strict grammatical-historical approach that boils Biblical interpretation down to a scientific method. Input a Scripture, run it through the schema--(1) exegete, (2) interpret, (3) apply--and output …