This article explores how the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century read and interpreted the Scriptures in regard to building peace and harmony. Given that the Reformation is a vast movement, part one presents one of its preeminent representatives: John Calvin, the reformer of the city of Geneva. The second part will say something about the way certain Protestants meditate on the Sacred Scriptures with the aim to create peace and harmony by using lectio divina, a method of interest to Buddhists. The third part relates an experience of reading the gospels that greatly influenced the author and has become, in some manner, the axis of his spiritual life.
Hoegger, Rev. Martin
"Interpreting the Scriptures to Build Harmony and Peace: The Hermeneutic of John Calvin and Lectio Divina,"
Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/claritas/vol2/iss1/11