Biblical Interpretation Influenced by Those Down the Pew

It seems that one’s approach to biblical interpretation is not influenced just by one’s own education. It may be influenced by the education of those you worship with, according to a study by Baylor doctoral student Samuel Stroope, reports the Christian Post.

I hadn’t really thought of it, but it’s not as surprising as it first might seem. Our behavior is influenced by the people we associate with. Why should this be different?

I would be interested in reading the completed study to see how well it was corrected for choice of companions. In other words, were the people influenced, or did they choose the more educated social setting because that was what they tended to like in the first place?

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