Saturday, July 7, 2012
"By arguing for the clarity of Scripture, Luther did not imply that commentaries were unnecessary, as we can see from his work. He was replying, in effect, to the claims of Erasmus that Scripture was so complex, and its arguments so many-sided, that we could never be committed to much more than exploration. Luther regarded this as amounting to a form of skepticism. The Bible, he insisted, is clear enough for action (Hermeneutics: An Introduction p. 129 - emphasis original).