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Biblical TruthsThe Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century$
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Dale B. Martin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300222838

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300222838.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Biblical Truths
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Dale B. Martin

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0001

The modern scholarly task of “biblical theology,” “theology of the Old Testament,” or “theology of the New Testament” may be historically traced from around 1800 and through the 20th century. Its goal was both to describe the theology contained in the Bible but also to use that historical construction as a foundation for modern Christian theological appropriation of the Bible. The task, though, led either to bad theology, bad historiography, or both. A robust, Christian, orthodox theology must move beyond the limits of modernism and practice more creative, innovative readings of scripture.

Keywords:   Modernism, Biblical theology, Theology of the New Testament, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, Postmodern, Antifoundationalism, Marxism, Orthodoxy

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