The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #74: JEPD

General Introduction
– What song is in David’s heart?
– Good Monday
– When does Spring Break start?
– Listener feedback

Moses in the Desert
– God’s three names
– What tense is God’s I in?
– Self-definition, inscrutability
– Ground of being
– The past and the future
– The Tetragram
– Jewish humor and the Hebrew Bible

The Historical-Critical Method
– Starting with close reading
– Classical philology
– The witness of the Divine Name
– Wellhausen’s conscience
– Our exposure to JEPD

The Conservative Reaction
– The global scope of The Fundamentals
– Mocking Canadians
– How fair is The Fundamentals?
– What offends Fundamentalists?
– Why R.A. Torrey is not a hillbilly

The Liberal Approach
– How Higher Criticism conceives of freedom
– Anti-authority
– Uber-Protestantism
Sapere Aude!

JEPD and the Middle Ages
– Grubbs can find nothing
– Was Spinoza the first?
– A brief history of the names of God in Medieval theology

The Liberal Mono-Voice
– Other Guilty Parties
– Poisoning the Well
– Ehrman’s logical leaps
– Why historicity and argument matter
– The Club on the Straw Man

Our Advice
– David Grubbs talks Beowulf
– What does inspiration mean?
– A reasonable disagreement
– Rethinking the method of transmission
Friedman, Richard Elliott. Who Wrote the Bible? New York: HarperOne, 1987.

Kant, Immanuel. An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? New York: Penguin, 2010.

McDowell, Josh. More Evidence That Demands a Verdict. New York: Campus Crusade for Christ, 1975.

Torrey, R.A. and A.C. Dixon. The Fundamentals. Ada, MI: Revell, 1994. 4 volumes.

Weaver, Richard. Language Is Sermonic. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State UP, 1985.

Wellhausen, Julius. Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel. Seattle: Bibliolife, 2009.

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