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Assuming the Gospels are eye-witness accounts, how were certain events recorded where Jesus was alone?

For instance, the temptation in the desert. It was only Jesus and Satan there. Who could have recorded that? Or the prayers of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane? Jesus went up alone while the ...
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Are there sola scriptura inerrantists who reject sensus unum as a general hermeneutic?

I have noticed that adherers to sola scriptura that defend biblical inerrancy nearly always argue from a sensus unum understanding of scripture as opposed to a sensus plenior understanding of ...
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In what sense is the bible is “clear”/perspicuous?

What do protestants mean when they say that the bible is "clear"? I would think that it would mean that people reading the Bible or any part of it generally come up with more or less the same idea of ...
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Why does the Roman Catholic Church not hold to the perspicuity of Scripture?

From the very limited research that I've done thus far, it seems that the RCC does not hold to the perspicuity of Scripture. I'm not positive that this is true, though it seems to be. The meaning of ...
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What is the origin of the doctrine of perspicuity?

Fundamentally, Catholics and Protestants read Scripture differently. Catholics believe that any private interpretation of Scripture is subject to the teachings of the church, whereas Protestants, ...