This is the youtube address of my presidential address for the International Society of Christian apologetics meeting last year at Southern Evangelical Seminary. With “textualism” and “originalism” in the news again due to the untimely death of Justice Scalia, I think this discussion is more relevant than ever. I talk about the history of how those common-sense approaches to interpretation (which I here call “grammatico-historical exegesis’) were lost, the consequences of that loss, and what we should be doing about it. It is relevant to politics and to so much more!
The first few minutes are on a different topic. A Q&A session follows the address. The whole session including the Q&A lasts about an hour.
Donald T. Williams speaking at last year’s apologetics conference
About The Author
Donald T. Williams (BA Taylor University, MDiv Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, PhD University of Georgia) is R. A. Forrest Scholar and Professor of English at Toccoa Falls College in the Hills of NE Georgia. A dual citizen of Narnia and Middle Earth, he is a border dweller, permanently camped out on the borders between serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, theology and literature, preaching and teaching, Christianity and culture. He is best known as an Inklings scholar and Christian apologist. He is the author of nine books and many articles and would love to come to your church or school to preach or conduct an apologetics or Inklings seminar. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.