eisegesis


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eisegesis

(ˌaɪsəˈdʒiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Theology) the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one's own ideas. Compare exegesis
[C19: from Greek eis into, in + -egesis, as in exegesis]
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eisegesis

- The interpretation of a word or passage by reading into it one's own ideas.
See also related terms for interpretation.
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eisegesis

the introduction by an interpreter of his own ideas into a text under explication.
See also: Bible
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
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References in periodicals archive ?
However, my attempt at reanimating the play in this way felt more like a wilful exercise in eisegesis than a real response to the work.
In Catholic theology, there is exegesis and eisegesis: The former is the contextual and historical analysis of the biblical text, while the latter is the interpretation of the reader (in most cases, a scholar).
The Legislature, to which is committed the establishment of regulations of police, are authorized to control the exercise of the constitutional right with such regulations "as may be dictated by the safety of the people and the advancement of public morals." (265) Reid's jurisprudence is bald eisegesis; Reid, and Isaiah afterward, completely failed to explain how the actual terms and phrases of Alabama's constitutional right to bear arms leave to the legislature any authority with respect to the police powers, public safety, and public morals.
MaTangi teka reading does not settle for extracting original or true meanings (as in exegesis), for assigning or endowing (as in eisegesis) comfortable meanings, but about enabling the wind (in both texts and interpretations) to shift (teka), mindful of the causes and effects (read: tears) of doing so.
With the various ideologies in play, one suspects that the exegesis of Darwin was really eisegesis.
The panel's reasoning represents eisegesis and constituted a serious error in professional judgment.
A., <<Introduction: Exegesis, Eisegesis, Intergesis>>, en Idem, Intertextuality and the Bible, Semeia 69-70 (1995) 7-18.
In biblical scholarly terminology, this is eisegesis, putting into the Scriptures what we want to see there, as opposed to exegesis, bringing out of the various biblical texts what the author, in his or her own time and context, wanted to convey to the people of that time and place.
The text represents pure eisegesis of Genesis 11 (or, if one prefers, exegesis of the historical events).
That is eisegesis, rather than exegesis: reading into scripture rather than reading out from scripture.