Ten Theses on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Thursday, 01 Jul 2010

The church is not one more interpretive community with its own set of idiosyncratic interests, but the divinely appointed context wherein God ministers new life via his Word and Spirit.
Introduction: The Ugly Divorce between Theology and Biblical Studies According to David Bebbington's well-known definition, "biblicism" is one of the four marks of evangelicalism, along with substitutionary atonement, conversion, and activism. For years, one of the chief questions fueling my work has been: What does it mean to be biblical? During this time, I witnessed the so-called "battle for the Bible" played out in and between evangelical (and Southern Baptist) churches and seminaries over inerrancy. Today I am involved in a new battle for the Bible, or rather over Bible reading</...

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