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1

Where did the allegorical method of interpretation begin?

Alexandrian schools of Jewish interpretation under Philo and Christian through element, Origen, and others, it spread and became dominant from the time of Augustine through reformation

2

Which interpretive method is of necessity, extremely subjective, and results that can mean many things to many people?

Allegorism

3

Which interpretive method is rooted in authoritarian methods that claim the only right one based simply on the claim?

Traditionalism

4

Which method of hermeneutics did the early Catholic Church use by seeking agreement of doctrine and interpretation in unity of bishops and churches?

Traditionalism

5

Do reformed writers and even apostolics fall into the same interpretive trap as the catholic? Explain.

Yes, by quoting certain people as if they were canon

6

Which method did J. Gresham Machen fight?

Rationalism

7

Which method did the faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary use in 1960's that moved away from inerrancy?

Rationalism

8

Which approach in hermeneutics looks only for a present "blessing" in one's personal life while disregarding the city text and original intent of the passage?

Subjectivism

9

What two forms does subjectivism as an interpretive method take?

Existential theology and perspectivism

10

List some examples of subjectivism and briefly describe them

Liberation theology: develops meaning along Marxist lines
Feminist theology: seeks to eliminate gender hierarchy
Post modern theology: denies universal truth norms
Prosperity/faith-claim: uses scripture as a manual for personal self interest

11

At which point does subjectivism fail?

Places reader over scripture instead of being subject to it

12

Excessive literalism

Overuse of etymology, English, grammar, and finding multiple meanings

13

Did God create out of nothing?

Yes

14

What is "creation from nothing" called?

Ex nihilo

15

What are the five common errors in hermeneutics?

(T)traditionalism
(E) excessive literalism
(A) allegorism
(R) rationalism
(S) subjectivism