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 ‘The Virtue of Reading’“(.pdf), by Mark Leeds, SWJT 52:2 (Spring 2010):

“Christians must guard against dangers of cultural entrenchment when reading Scripture. One solution to this problem is to read widely and outside one’s immediate context. C.S. Lewis addressed the value of broad reading to combat the problems of cultural estrangement and entrenchment when he wrote, ‘A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village: the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age.'” (C.S. Lewis, “Learning in Wartime,” in The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1949), 51.)