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Two Harink quotes in successive days? I couldn’t pass this one up:
For what is promised in Christ and the Spirit is not the community’s escape from its enmeshment in the created order, but rather the redemption of the whole created order with the children of God. (121)
The context for this quote is a discussion of Rom 8:12–39. But, I find it resonates well with Eph 1:3–14.
so says Luke Timothy Johnson in the latest issue of Christian Century (January 15, 2008). Johnson’s article, “Reading Romans,” a review of Robert Jewett’s new Hermeneia commentary on Romans, contains the following:
“…Jewett’s relentless application of current preoccupations flattens one of the world’s most powerful religious writings to the level of the banal and reveals how little theological passion and insight are to be found among contemporary New Testament interpreters.” (32)