Monday, 22 September 2008

Seitz on "biblicism"

To say that we are not apostles means that we cannot approach the Old Testament as did Jesus and the apostles, as though their reading can be naively our own . . . Childs calls this sort of move ‘biblicist’ because it likewise ignores the intruding witness of the New Testament and an accurate assessment of its role as canon: which is to serve as a testimony to Jesus Christ and not a guidesheet for Christian exegesis of the Old Testament.
Word Without End, 107.

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