Camp Doctrine (n.)
Definition: Camp Doctrine refers to a specific approach to interpreting the Bible, characterized by eisegesis rather than exegesis. It is often practiced by individuals with limited formal education in theological studies. This method involves extracting a single verse or a limited portion of the biblical text and constructing a narrative or doctrine around it. This narrative is typically influenced by the individual's personal biases, desires, or preconceived notions. The approach contrasts sharply with a more traditional, literal interpretation of the scriptures, which seeks to understand the Bible in its historical, cultural, and literary context, aiming to uncover the intended meaning and truth as conveyed by the original authors. Camp Doctrine often leads to the creation of misleading or false interpretations, as it prioritizes personal interpretation over the broader and more nuanced understanding of the biblical text.