Cultural Exegesis

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  1. Good post, Douglas. Each of the nine ideas for cultural exegesis is important. Number one is critical. Sadly, the worldview behind much of contemporary film, music, news commentary, art, personal belief, etc. is vacuous and self-centered. This is becoming such a problem that many people have imbibed a worldview (without thinking it through) which precludes them from being able to engage in idea one at all.

    I’d add a tenth idea: one needs to understand that truth is a relationship of correspondence between thought/belief and the reality to which the thought/belief points. Without an adequate understanding of truth, a person can relativize or subjectivize the nine ways of exegesis, which turns them into mere eisegesis.

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