Follow-up on BT and ST from Ken Casillas, Ph.D.
I liked these comments on Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology (following my post on the topic) from Dr. Ken Casillas, BJU Seminary faculty and pastor of Cleveland Park Bible Church. I asked if I could excerpt them on my blog:
[Carl Trueman’s] point about ST assumptions regarding the canon, etc., is one I regularly bring up to defend the validity and necessity of ST. Nobody is purely a biblicist. Our “beef” against ST is more along these lines:
- Be increasingly tentative the further away you are removed from the text.
- Watch against your ST contradicting or illegitimately redefining exegesis/BT.
- Distinguish between text-driven ST and logic-driven ST.