Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or of the nature of eisegesis.

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Examples

  • God help you if you point out how obviously eisegetical their work is.

    Another Conservative Christian Repudiation of the Bible

  • Religious interpretation is different, because faith is a creative act, inherently eisegetical in that the believer is trying replicate a spiritual epiphany, not just copy an idea.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More Bench Memos Boys v. Balkin:

  • Segura, who testified, "Religion is the chief obstacle for gay and lesbian political progress," a progress that it would be unsurprising to find that Judge Walker and other eisegetical judges may consider inexorable and "constitutionally mandated."

    Articles on National Review Online

  • Many anti-Christian apologists adopt a type of enlightened-literal eisegetical bias which discredits the beliefs of Christianity dishonestly as irrational and thus logically the

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • This sort of eisegetical paraphrase would make the alleged translation a laughing stock for anyone who knows Greek.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • [[User: JacobB | JacobB]]:: This sort of eisegetical paraphrase would make the alleged translation a laughing stock for anyone who knows Greek.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Students are required to write exegetical papers, and are chided by professors when they make what are interpreted as eisegetical statements.

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  • Papers are graded in part for the amount of eisegetical content that might be found in them.

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  • In other words, I found myself and many of my fellow Religious Liberals called to an eisegetical approach to scripture (reading meaning into the scripture) and not purely an exegetical approach (reading meaning from the scripture).

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  • In painstaking detail, Webster and King systematically dismantle the unbiblical and ahistorical assertions made by modern Roman Catholic apologists who all too often rely on eisegetical interpretations of the Bible and 'cut and paste' patrology.

    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

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  • marked by distorted explaination of text, especially Biblical text, to fit the meaning to preconcieved notions -- or, as Shakespeare better said, "The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose."

    December 2, 2008