I have sadly owned both available volumes of Goldingay’s Old Testament Theology for several months, but I have been unable to get anywhere in these volumes due to class work and other interests; however, last night I started reading chapter 1 of volume 1. Goldingay states his theological presupposition in the following quote:
“In principle I [...]
Can I just say, “ENOUGH”!!!!
I have said something about this on another post’s comments, but I just can’t handle it anymore. STOP USING 2 Chronicles 7:14 and applying it to America. I just happened upon Doug Groothuis’ website, and it appears that he is suggesting that if America humbles themselves, prays and seeks [...]
Seeing this topic is getting a bit of steam on the web, I thought I too would write a post dealing with biblical interpretation and theological systems, and then I remembered that I wrote something back in April on this topic, sooo why not just post a link to my old post that deals with [...]
I discovered Narrative and Ontology a month or so ago, and I can honestly say that this blog is becoming one of my favorites to read. The blog is maintained by Philip Sumpter a Phd student in Germany. Much of his work and reading has been influenced by Brevard Childs (which sadly is [...]
I haven’t been able to find the time to put something of worth on my blog lately. My class load this semester has been a bit heavy at times, but I am planning on blogging through Claus Westermann’s book Roots of Wisdom: The Oldest Proverbs of Israel and Other Peoples. This was a book [...]
Last night I read a great essay1 by Roland Murphy (who is one of my favorite sapiential scholars) in a festschrift for James Crenshaw. There is a quote that is pertinent to my reading on some of the interpretive exaggerations (as I see it) in relation to issues of liminality, biblical wisdom, and the [...]
At the suggestion of James at Eisenbrauns, I looked into the issue of wisdom and its cultural context in Brueggemann’s Old Testament Theology. The following was a quote that I thought was pertinent to the post that I wrote on Liminality, Biblical Wisdom and Interpretative Exaggerations.
“A sapientialization of canonical traditions, including Torah traditions, [...]
A buzz word in sapiential studies is the word liminality. The citizens of the Promised Land are thrown into a period of transition and flux at the hands of the Neo-Assyrians and the Neo-Babylonians. With the defeat and eventual captivity of the Tribes of Jacob, it is clear that life will be very [...]