By Professor Jaroslav Pelikan
Jaroslav Pelikan compares the tools wherein the legitimate interpreters of the Bible and the Constitutionthe Christian Church and the splendid courtroom, respectivelyhave approached the need of examining, and reinterpreting, their vital texts. even with noticeable changes, either texts require shut, word-by-word exegesis, an expertise of critiques that experience long past ahead of, and a willingness to invite new questions of previous codes, Pelikan observes. He probes for solutions to the query of what makes anything authentically constitutional” or biblical,” and he demonstrates how an knowing of both biblical interpretation or constitutional interpretation can light up the opposite in very important ways.
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Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution (John W. Kluge Center Books) by Professor Jaroslav Pelikan