In fact, I would want to say that the human weakness of Scripture is entirely in keeping with the character of the God whose word Scripture claims to be. Protestant attempts to defend the Bible from its own scandalous humanity by appeals to (real or alleged) “original autographs”, and the like are not only futile: they are unnecessary. While often this theology appeal to the character of God, by supernaturalising Scripture it actually conceals something of God’s true nature. These appeals are an expression of an over-realised eschatology of Scripture, an emphasis of the “now” at the expense of the “not-yet.”Scintilating reading, but be sure to read the whole entry before jumping to conclusions.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Michael Jensen on the "The Power of Scripture?"
Over at The Blogging Parson, Michael Jensen, has an interesting post about The Power of Scripture?. (Michael is son of the Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen; he is a lecturer at Moore College; and currently doing his Ph.D at Oxford). Here's quote: