Definitions, Theology

Myopegesis

There are two accepted terms for interpretation of Scripture:

  • exegesis: a form of interpretation which attempts to allow the text to guide interpretation
  • eisegesis: a form of interpretation which reads an agenda/doctrine into the text from an external source

I felt that there was a need for another word denoting a type of interpretation I observed in many forms through the years.

my·op·e·ge·sis (mahy-op-jee-sis)
noun. a flawed method of interpreting Scripture in a near-sighted, limited way. The text is seen without consideration of greater context, supranarrative, and interpretational heritage.

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