Article: The Rhetorical Utility of the Word ‘Biblical’

You hear it in nearly every theological debate: “This is the Biblical approach.” But how do we define what’s Biblical and what’s not? The author shows how it’s a word with a squishy definition, and therefore, can be easily abused. Though this rhetoric is persuasive and effective to gain points in a debate or generate support for your views, it has tremendous consequences. I want to offer my primary concerns with the use of this rhetorical move to serve as an admonition against the misuse of the word ‘biblical’. It sows division. Mark Sparks https://www.practicingtheology.org/p/the-rhetorical-utility-of-the-word?

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