Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Evangelicals and the Old Testament

A new RBL review is just out on Peter Enns new book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament.

click here for Enns book

Enns approach to hearing God's Word in the text appears on track. He engages the diverse voices of Scripture in conversation, rather than trying immediately to resolve the diversity. He also appears to understand that we must be critical of the methods by which the NT reads the OT, since these methods are often simply those generally at home in the Hellenistic era. I would like to hear more about what he understands to be the NT's "christotelic" and "ecclesiotelic" hermeneutic, which he advocates for use in theological interpretation today. Has anyone read the book yet?

Meanwhile, the book has caused something of a stir in conservative theological circles. To get a sense of the passions at issue, you might start with Brandon Withrow's blog entry.


Blogger Christopher Heard said...

Stephen, I posted a brief review of Inspiration and Incarnation on Higgaion back when it was new. I've now ported it over to WordPress so that it can be easily accessed again to anyone interested.

I also published a longer review in Restoration Quarterly 48.2 (2006) 119–120 (sorry to say, the book reviews from that number are not available online).

Wed Sep 13, 12:19:00 PM GMT-5  

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