If you try to understand hermeneutics in order to control interpretations, you will neither control interpretations nor understand hermeneutics. If all you want to do is to understand interpretations, your hermeneutics can reach deep and explain much. Your hermeneutics won’t help you control interpretations — but you’ve forgone that anyway.

O Felix Serpens

Daniel posted his Mountain Goats talk, so I’ll join in with mine (as distinct from the longer article on tMG from several years ago): O Felix Serpens Genesis 3 in Recent Songs of John Darnielle A K M Adam St Stephen’s House Oxford University Whereas in many popular interpretations, the Bible figures as an oracular…