In my last post on Theological Hermeneutics I put forth the understanding that our reading of Scripture should not presuppose that the text can 'speak' on it's own. I also asserted that the Biblical scriptures therefore remain silent until they are read, and that the meaning of the text 'appears' when the reader's mind responds to it. I believe that this event is properly described by the theologian Werner Jeanrond as a 'collision of two realities' – the reality of the text and the reality of the reader.
The Creative Power of Collision
Posted on May 3, 2012