Questions tagged [sensus-plenior]

Latin for *a fuller sense of*. The deeper meaning intended by God but not intended by the human author in Biblical exegesis.

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May Luke 1:28 be so translated as to implicitly say Jesus is κεχαριτωμένος to Mary’s κεχαριτωμένη?

The Greek for Luke 1:28 is: καὶ εἰσελθὼν πρὸς αὐτὴν εἶπεν “Χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος * μετὰ σοῦ ⧼εὐλογημένη σὺ * ἐν γυναιξίν⧽ *Verb 'to be' lacking. Part 1) Could it be thus translated, in ...
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Are all major hermeneutical methods compatible?

I am trying to learn more about Biblical Hermeneutics, including the different philosophies Christians have about how Scripture should be interpreted. So far I have heard a wide variety of different ...
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What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?

I realize there are similar questions posted but not seeking an exact explanation where it can be shown rationally that three or more independent people, not talking to each other, can come out with ...
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Does sensus plenior exist in the New Testament?

The conversations surrounding sensus plenior center on the New Testament authors' 'odd usage' of the Old Testament scriptures. But the underlying principle is that there is a secondary meaning which ...
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What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?

What's the difference between "sensus plenior" and "inspired sensus plenior"? Are the terms interchangeable? If "the deeper meaning intended by God but not intended by the human author" (sensus ...
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How does “Sensus Plenior” differ from Allegory, Gnosticism, Kaballah, and Midrash?

People are divided on hermeneutic approaches. This is probably more true with the introduction of Sensus Plenior to the discussion. It would be helpful to have an explanation of it and how it differs ...
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What is Sensus Plenior and how does it impact the field of hermeneutics?

What is the Sensus Plenior view of Scripture? Without trying to resolve it's ultimate validity or not, what significant implications does the idea hold for Biblical hermeneutics in theory and ...