writing things down…

Is NT Theology chasing its tail?

From the forthcoming Cascade Companion on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture by Stephen Fowl:

…asserting that any single concept, perspective or theme works to unify the NT often leads others to claim that to give one perspective priority over the others establishes a canon within the canon, thus failing to treat the entire NT with equal seriousness. In the light of this charge, it is not unusual for some to claim that there is really no way to unify the differing theological perspectives in the NT, much less the entire Bible, without doing a disservice to some of these other perspectives. In response to this, NT theologians tend to move back towards a practice of simply cataloging the diverse theologies of Scripture. As noted above, this is not very satisfying theologically. This dissatisfaction then tends to start the whole process over again.


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