Bosco Peters says
The tradition of reading the scriptures prayerfully to hear what the Spirit is saying to us, individually and corporately, is introduced simply at this page on Lectio Divina (Listening Prayer). It is different from and complementary to the scholarly study of the scriptures. Two people making love are not opposed to the scientific understanding of the biological processes, similarly, the love we experience from God in God's Word to us encountered in Lectio Divina is not opposed to careful exegesis.
I think this says a lot, generally, about the way prayer and religious experience "works," as opposed to the work of exegesis and scholarship.
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