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6.28.2012

Biblical framing categories

[From an email.]

I have a direction with the Bible. This word 'framing' is my focus. Finding biblical framing categories. Isolating them. Then framing the heart and mind and disposition to them. Boston's Human Nature in its Fourfold State is a wealthy source for them. They tend to be deeper, more embedded, motifs. The kind of things that can be expressed by a single verse here, and then a single verse far away in another book. Obviously doctrinal, but things that go from merely propositional to experiential when used as framing material. I also saw the à Brakel (Christian's Reasonable Service) as providing such material as well. The Boston book is a good source because of its unique structure and the completeness that structure (the entire history of redemption with its emphasis on a saturated and thorough biblical anthropology) supports.

Another thing about these framing categories is when you go into them their depth is such you don't know beforehand what you will find. It solves for me where to go with Scripture once having the whole and the parts in relation to the whole of the Bible and doctrine and practice.

You used the word cells in a music context; I used motifs. These words get at framing categories in the text.

1 Comments:

Anonymous monax said...

"By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God..."
Hebrews 11:2a (NKJV)

June 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

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