A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance
Editor’s Note: Today we continue our series of “bonus” summaries covering all thirty-six chapters of the monumental volume, The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures (D.A. Carson, ed.).
Chapter 12: “Competing Histories, Competing Theologies?”: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Old Testament‘s Readers”
by V. Philips Long
(Summarized by Mark Coppenger)
Old Testament interpretation is currently a contentious affair, with less-than-civil rivalry over approaches (e.g., synchronic literary vs. traditional historical-critical) as well as fundamental differences over biblical authority. Long, with a big nod to Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Reason Within the Bounds of Religion, urges that we focus on “control beliefs” in our scholarship and disputation — for everyone has them – and meet those who differ with us at a more basic level, dealing with the part of the iceberg below the water line, if you will.. . .[...]
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