3.0 Τὰ Βιβλία – Persistently Polyphonic “I accept diversity among the biblical witnesses and recognize the dialogical character of the Bible. … The Bible does not speak with a single voice; there is dialogue between the different voices. The writings contain a long and complex search for the mind of God and in this struggleContinue reading “My Dissertation, The Next Chapter—A Teaser”
Note: Thanks for reading this far. You must be a bit of a nerd regarding “all things biblical,” like me. This is the final instalment for this chapter of my dissertation. I will not be posting instalments of the draft of a second chapter for a few months, as I’m still in the researching stageContinue reading “The Implications of Persistent Biblical Pluriformity (4)”
Persistent Pluriformity and the “Canonical Approach” Many evangelical and fundamentalist biblical scholars and theologians are bothered by what they refer to as the “atomization” of the Bible which, they claim, has resulted from over reliance on both the historical-critical hermeneutic and the work of textual criticism. Believing that the canon of texts was brought togetherContinue reading “The Implications of Persistent Biblical Pluriformity (3)”
Persistent Pluriformity and the Doctrines of Inerrancy and Divine Inspiration The Chicago Statement on Inerrancy was written and signed by more than 334 evangelical scholars and church leaders in 1978. The DSS manuscript evidence had yet to be made fully available. However, this statement is still widely affirmed among fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals. Several statementsContinue reading “The Implications of Persistent Biblical Pluriformity (2)”
Everything presented thus far points to the reality that the prebiblical and, later biblical, texts all existed in pluriformity, whether considered synchronically or diachronically. As one goes back in time, the story of their origins does not become less complex but rather more. Evidence for the persistent pluriformity of the books that were later includedContinue reading “The Implications of Persistent Biblical Pluriformity (1)”
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