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- n. A subjective method of interpretation by introducing one's own opinions into the original: opposed to exegesis.
- n. An interpretation, especially of Scripture, that reflects the personal ideas or viewpoint of the interpreter; reading something into a text that isn't there. Compare exegesis.
- n. personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
- From Ancient Greek εἰς (eis, "into") and English exegesis. The English eisegesis is historically unrelated to the Ancient Greek εἰσήγησις ("proposing, advising"). (Wiktionary)
“eisegesis" - reading into the text what is not there - and interpret everything based upon those assumptions.”
“You’re right about many Christians using the Bible to backup their own beliefs which never came from the Bible at all, but from some weird tradition – this twisting of scripture to make it back up what you already believe originating outside the bible is called eisegesis as opposed to exegesis, which is a process of understanding the original text in it’s own context, devoid of your own pre-conceived notions.”
“From my perspecitve, those layers are all well & good for building a theology if you are in to this type of eisegesis... but the only responsible exegesis must have both feet firmly planted in original meaning.”
“Miscegenation laws were justified in part on a Protestant eisegesis of scriptures that were silent on the issue.”
“What you did was eisegesis – you read your own biases into the text.”
“And so apart from questions about the authors' exegesis (or eisegesis) with respect to Johannine theology and Christology, we also find that the absence of a philosophical and theological explanation of how the authors understand the doctrine of the Trinity leaves a confusion that transcends matters of exegesis and enters the realm of systematic theology (a distinction the authors eschew to the detriment of the book's clarity).”
“Careful not to read back — eisegesis / eisegetic — a “libertarian” reading of Locke onto the “founding”!”
““Careful not to read back — eisegesis / eisegetic — a “libertarian” reading of Locke onto the “founding”!””
“Dreams are often so ambiguous that interpreting them is a form of eisegesis guided more by wishful thinking than by the unvarnished truth.”
“For me, it is an illustration of the contrast between exegesis and eisegesis.”
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