Scripture and truth value

One element in a Scriptural theology is to notice that a large and significant part of Scripture lacks truth value. The language of praise, rejoicing, adoration, exultation, glory, imprecation and even complaint cannot be analyzed in logical ways, even if we can buttress or support them with claims having truth value.

A further move might be the claim that this sort of speech is what Scripture is ordered to.


  1. November 19, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Examples up for discussion would perhaps be helpful. Something of a counter or complicating example: the opening of the “Lord’s Prayer” offers an example of a sentence which, though expressing a desire, contains two implicans of propositions which are true or false. The “Our Father” therein presupposes the truth of the proposition, “God is our Father,” and the “who art in heaven” that of “You (God) are in heaven.” Those two in turn have their own presuppositions, e.g., “There is a heaven.”

  2. mike said,

    November 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

    i’ve read that it is truthful but not necessarily full of facts.

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