Scripture and Traditon

We might consider the way in which the idea of the complementarity of Scripture and tradition makes ready sense of what we know of the formation of the Old Testament. For here too historical criticism has had the odd effect of both advancing our understanding and denying us that understanding. The notion of ‘original meaning’Continue reading “Scripture and Traditon”

Liberal vs Conservative

These days, many people think the RSV Bible is pretty conservative. That wasn’t the case when it was first published. Bruce Metzger describes an interesting incident in his autobiography, Reminiscences of an Octogenarian (Hendrickson, 1997), pp 78-79: [A] pastor of a church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, publically burned with a blowtorch a copy ofContinue reading “Liberal vs Conservative”