Making Mistakes when Reading the Bible?

‘What will keep us from making mistakes?’ people often ask, nervous about abandoning the incorrigibility of the old approach [to reading the Bible].
‘Nothing,’ I answer. ‘But at least if we admit we are likely to be wrong, we will be more humble, more teachable, more guidable.’
After all, it’s not as if our traditional approaches have kept us from making mistakes. They didn’t work out so well if you were a woman, a non-white or non-European, or someone who dared to challenge conventional understandings. Think of Galileo, the abolitionists, or those that worked for women’s equality.

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