Hope that this clarify what my concerns are and what I mean when I say liberal vs conservative.
Is not a matter of labels or opinions. For me is a matter of honesty. The color of your eyeglasses will color what you see.
What I define as liberal is someone that decide what they believe not based on what the Scripture (Sola Scripture) say but they impose upon the Scripture what they want to believe.
For example, take the feminists. Because they want certain things they will look into ways to interpret the Bible to fit their "theology", even if that means discard what the Bible say or try to fit a square peg into a round hole. I know that some fill say that that is a matter of opinion and that is precisely what I want to avoid. I want to know what the Bible says. Period. I want tools that help me find what the writers of the Bible as inspired by the Holy Spirit are telling me.
A Conservative I define as someone who believe in sola scripture and the Bible interpret itself and do not seek to impose on the Bible his or hers preconceived views and opinions (within their human limitations, of course). I am sure someone all tell me that conservatives too impose their views upon the Bible and I agree that is some cases that may be the case. But that is what I am trying to move beyond labels and into scholarly integrity and honesty. I want books that start with the premise that the Bible IS the word of God, inherent and inspired. Still, I don't mind reading book from people that do not believe as I do, but when I read them I know what I am reading. A "Bible Dictionary" is another matter as it comes with some expectations.
And before someone tells me, yes, I know that we are all imperfect and will always have some preconceived ideas when we study the Bible. Yes, that is true and that is why I mentioned honesty at the beginning. And to me that is my concerned about any resource and not just the AYBD. I don't mind someone telling me their opinion or view point but I want to be told that that is what it is and not that that is what the Bible says.
Edited by davidmedina, 09 January 2014 - 12:31 PM.