I once heard of an attitude to interpreting religious scripture that goes roughly as follows:
The scripture was made such that it will always produce the correct ethics, guidance, and similar when taken as it is in the reader’s context, i.e., their society, technology, and language. With other words: The scripture was made with foresight to adapt to changes in society, technology, and language. For example, if the meaning and societal status of marriage changed over the centuries, and thus some action that was unethical according to the scripture a few centuries ago has become ethically acceptable nowadays, this is completely intentional.
If you so wish, this is The Death of the Author applied to religious scripture.
I am looking for further references on this, but my Internet searches so far yielded nothing. Thus I am asking:
- Is there any name for this kind of belief?
- Are there any religious movements that believe in this concept (or something similar)?