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Her mother was a woman of useful plain sense, with a good temper, and, what is more remarkable, with a good constitution.
Gever explained, "The Karaite approach espouses the simple biblical interpretation-- the plain sense of the Bible, without additions, and the prayer book is composed mainly of Psalms and chapters in the Bible, which we read sing in call-and-response.
The plain sense of the text is that of a series of love poems that a maiden uses to express herself to her beloved and her friends, reciprocated by her youthful lover.
Like its namesake in nature the Cactus is designed to survive in the toughest of conditions and buying into that just makes plain sense.
Giere argues that Luther's commitment to the Rule as hermeneutical lens through which Scripture in its plain sense is read and interpreted is unwavering because for Luther the relationship of Scripture and the Rule is organic and intimate, an expression of Scripture's unified witness to the Triune God.
He argues that the Bible is not a cryptic text, and that many rabbinic interpretations simply "do not suit the plain sense.
The plain sense of the hymnist's words is that the Eucharist is symbolic.
the plain sense understanding of Scripture (literalism) provides truth about origins of the cosmos and human beings; what can be discovered using our five senses and explainable by natural law is rejected in the light of a miraculous literalistic understanding.
Among these are family, fairness, respect for the law, courtesy towards all, and just a plain sense of what is right and what isn't.
Further criticising the conservatives, he said: "Moreover,GAFCON members do not believe in engaging in dialogue with people with whom they disagree on human sexuality because it means being open to the possibility that the position of one's opponent might be true when the plain sense reading of Scripture shows in their view that it is not.
In theological argument, he appealed to a loosely "humanist" reading of the plain sense of biblical texts, to the early Church Fathers, and to the power of natural reason--all in service of advancing theological insight and against uncritical adherence to inherited authorities.
120)--as 'a strongly ideological interpretation, one that makes strenuous efforts to make the text fit in with a certain religious doctrine, a particular philosophical outlook, a moral teaching, an intellectual or political orthodoxy, over the resistance of the plain sense of the text' (p.