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
– 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
– David Grubbs talks Beowulf
– What does inspiration mean?
– A reasonable disagreement
– Rethinking the method of transmission
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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.