Paying attention to details: Literary studies and the Bible

These past few weeks I've been working through the Joseph stories as part of my summer preaching at Christ Reformed Church.  These stories are, of course, quite interesting - not only for their redemptive-historical and theological significance within the Christian Bible - but also because their literary construction is masterful.  Chock full of literary devices… Continue reading Paying attention to details: Literary studies and the Bible

Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 3

This post stands in line with a couple of posts I did over a year ago (Here and Here). In his The Work of the Holy Spirit, Abraham Kuyper notes that the biblical writers did not wait to start writing scripture until redemption had been fully accomplished and revelation had been fully received.  Rather, revelation… Continue reading Abraham Kuyper on Scripture, Part 3

Interesting Book by David Carr on Orality and Textuality

I just finished working through David Carr's fairly new book, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (Oxford, 2008).  What an interesting and amazing study!  I'm struck by how frequently we take for granted what the textualization of thoughts and/or oral traditions really entails and what kind of mindset textualization… Continue reading Interesting Book by David Carr on Orality and Textuality