Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Witness

"And so it is rightly proposed that they also implied that the text is 'witness' to the Word of God and that its authority derives from that witness rather than from any inherent, divinized quality."

~Hans Frei, "Conflicts in Interpretation" in Theology Today, October 1992, vol. 49 no. 3, 354.

via Don Collett

I can't help but get excited when I come across quotes along these lines. I got tired a while ago of Christians talking about the Bible like Muslims talk about the Quran.

2 comments:

Russ said...

I find myself recovering from that identity. I had a hard time with any textual criticism for awhile because of it. It has also rocked, at least a little bit, my understanding of inspiration. But that has been helped by a stronger sacramental ecclesiology.

That said, I love me some Bible.

Mike Radcliffe said...

Amen to that.