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Old 07-10-2016, 10:19 AM   #11
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Default Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Philosophy

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Originally Posted by malloyd View Post
I'd tend to call Biblical literalism on the philosophy side - there's often quite a lot of semantic hairsplitting and subtle analogy involved in going from the actual words to a particular "literalist" interpretation.
The fact that there is analytical stuff going on does not make something philosophy. Biblical literalism seems to be more akin to History, Literature, Linguistics, and even Law in its approach to its texts. Philosophical questions about those texts don't even arise. "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it" closes the door to dialectic.
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