Christian Ethics

what are the strengths and weaknesses of using the literal interpretation of the bible?

what are the advantages of using the non-literal interpretation of the bible?

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  1. https://www.google.com/search?q=literal+interpretation+of+bible+pros+cons

    Read widely. Take good notes. Let us know what you decide.

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  2. I found some good ones for the Catholic Church.
    Strengths: It allows flexibilty eg, it says pro-life which could mean anti-death penalty unless there is no other way.
    They keep to their traditional views.

    Weaknesses:
    They discourage individual interpretation as only the Church can interpret the meaning of the passages.
    They sometimes create new interpreations of the scriptures.

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  3. In your two sections, be sure to clarify who/what "it" and "they" are.

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