Apophatic Theology: Look it Up

by Aug 1, 2008Uncategorized0 comments

Andy Naselli just posted an interview with Tom Schreiner on JT’s blog. Andy asked a few of his friends to suggest questions, and I suggested question 12 (Andy actually wrote all the rest). You need to read question 11, however, to understand 12:

11. What people (e.g., theologians, biblical scholars, pastors) have had the most influence on you as reflected in this book?

Along with Ladd, Piper, and Carson, Schreiner mentions N.T. Wright:

4. Tom Wright’s writings have been helpful because he looks at the big picture in a way that is enormously helpful, but I differ from him on many things too, especially re the new perspective on Paul.

I knew he’d expressed appreciation for Wright, so I was curious:

12. Is there anything else in Tom Wright’s work that you have found especially helpful, perhaps something reflected in your NTT?

Schreiner’s answer was helpful, if only apophatically:

Actually, I can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

Schreiner’s answer tells me that one conservative theologian I respect has read Wright and profited from him (as I am beginning to), but that his major profit was in the area of the story of Scripture. That’s worth something.

Read More 

Bavinck: A Critical Biography by James Eglinton

Bavinck: A Critical Biography by James Eglinton

Bavinck: A Critical Biography My rating: 5 of 5 starsHerman Bavinck's fame as a theologian has been steadily growing in my circles—especially since the Dutch Translation Society began putting out his Reformed Dogmatics in English in 2003. All four volumes sit proudly...

Help Me Help You

Help Me Help You

This blog has shifted over time to reflect the interests of its proprietor. I use it as much as a "weblog"—a journal of my own thoughts, a means of forming those thoughts—as I do anything else. I search my own blog all the time for quotes and illustrations to use in...

Honesty and Dishonesty; Inerrancy and Errancy

Honesty and Dishonesty; Inerrancy and Errancy

An ex-evangelical acquaintance of mine recently posted a link to an academic journal article critiquing inerrantist biblical scholars. It contained this paragraph: Well, turnabout is fair play, especially with insufferably tendentious arguments. (I'm sorry: I believe...

Leave a comment.

0 Comments

Leave a Reply