Within Protestantism (and more specifically Evangelicalism) there has been a tendency toward the abstractions of doctrinal confessions. Theology has most often tended toward bullet pointed statements of confession. While this has its place it fails to grapple with the revelation of God which we confess as such: the very form of the Scriptures. The nature… Continue reading Why Narrative Theology?
Thanks to IVP Academic for providing a review copy of Porter, Stanley E. and Matthew R. Malcolm, eds., The Future of Biblical Interpretation: Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013), 176pp. I offer the following review of this volume: The Bible encompasses a plurality of voices, not only in genre but… Continue reading The Future of Biblical Interpretation: A Book Review
Daniel Block offers some basic (but essential) advice to students of Scripture to study the text as primary, rather than turning to other sources first. “When you are wrestling with biblical texts, wrestle with the texts.” (see more at Koinonia).
I have managed to acquire an extra copy of Andreas J. Köstenberger and Richard D. Patterson’s, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology (Kregel Academic, 2011). This volume approaches the text via the historical/literary/theological method where these three aspects must be considered carefully in order to move toward a… Continue reading Biblical Interpretation Book Giveaway!
“What man needs is not just the persistent posing of ultimate questions, but the sense of what is feasible, what is possible, what is correct, here and now.” (Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method [trans. Joel Weinsheimer and Donald Marshall; 2nd rev.ed.; New York: Continuum, 2002], p.xxxviii). In my “leisure” reading, I’m working through a number… Continue reading Playing with Gadamer