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Runoff Election

Thanks to all who responded to my poll on what they’d like to see me blog about. Given that there were five options on that poll, I thought I’d stage a runoff election between the top two contenders and see what the results are there. To whichever side wins, I will promise 50 posts on that topic in the new year.

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  1. Theological Exegesis.

    I am worth 55 electoral votes.

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 12:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Halden wrote:

    Thanks Stephen, that gave me a good laugh.

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Phil Sumpter wrote:

    I’m delighted that theological exegesis is the clear leader! A while back Ben Myers said in one of threads that the best biblical theologians were all in Old Testament. I think there are good reasons for that. Reading the Old Testament as Christian forces you to deal with issues that NT scholars do not feel too constrained to deal with: the nature of scripture as witness, the nature of referentiality, the nature of the substance of the text, the relation between community and text, the canonical process as part of revelation, the relation between the literal and spiritual senses, the relation between narrative and ontology etc. etc. A Christian specialising in the NT faces the danger of thinking that the NT has got it figured out, that when we read it we’ve somehow already arrived, that its witness to Christ is sufficent as it stands and that the OT simply serves as a hermeneutical matrix for the NT’s interpretation rather than an independent witness in its own right with its own voice.

    So, in short, I hope you’ll be posting a lot on the OT!

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

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