Tag: Theology of the Old Testament

BrueggeBlog 8: It’s All Interpretation

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy   God-Verbs The Gospel of Plurality Theological Dialectics My Creatio ex Nihilo Copout First to the Jews, then to the Nations Mediation and Dispute and Authority It’s All Interpretation It’s funny how pendulums (pendula?) shift.  In my own relatively brief lifetime (as I write this I’m 36), and as I’ve taught and interpreted…

Brueggeblog 7: Mediation and Dispute and Authority

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy   God-Verbs The Gospel of Plurality Theological Dialectics My Creatio ex Nihilo Copout First to the Jews, then to the Nations Mediation and Dispute and Authority It’s All Interpretation Many folks, if not most, start the game thinking that the question of Biblical authority is a zero-sum game, the sort that governs chess…

BrueggeBlog 1: Back into the Biblical Theology Fray

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy There are all sorts of good things about defending one’s dissertation.  I never have to correct a student again when he addresses me as “Dr. Gilmour.”  I got a little pay bump each month.  I look like a peacock at opening convocation and graduation each school year. …