Archive for May, 2008

Ecclesiology matrix

Posted: 6th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: MetaCatholic A previously unknown (to me) blog, Inhabitatio Dei, has posted an interesting matrix description of ecclesiology, i.e. the study of the Church. The blogger writes: From my perspective there are two basic polarities which define the shape of a given ecclesiology. The first is what I term the High-Low polarity, the second I […]

ANE discussion of Genesis 1 continues

Posted: 5th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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In case you missed the updates I appended to the original post on a functional ANE perspective of Genesis 1, John Hobbins wrote a rebuttal to Dr. Walton’s position that “Genesis 1 is concerned only with the assignment of functions to things” and is “not concerned with the formational history of the things of which […]

The literary Bible: a wilderness of words

Posted: 5th May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

This is the second post in a new translation comparison series. Focused on “the literary Bible”, my intent is look at passages or phrases where translations that have been especially noted for their literary translation qualities seem to capture the meaning of the text with an extra dash of written flavor, at least in comparison […]

Continuing on with salvation…

Posted: 2nd May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Somewhat of a follow up/tag on to yesterday’s post on the function of salvation, I came across the following quote in Harold Best’s “Unceasing Worship” book: God’s creatorhood entails much more than making things; it includes salvation, which is a unique kind of creating work, drawn from the wells of a triune imagination, the extent […]

The literary Bible: the winner’s wreath (redux)

Posted: 2nd May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

This is the first post in a new translation comparison series. Focused on “the literary Bible”, my intent is look at passages where translations that have been especially noted for their literary translation qualities seem to capture the meaning of the text with an extra dash of written flavor, at least in comparison with other […]

Salvation within the functional hermeneutic

Posted: 1st May 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Building on the previous post about viewing the creation account of Genesis 1 from a functional hermeneutic rather than a structural perspective, I want ask some parallel questions, fast forwarding from Genesis to our life today. The functional hermeneutic suggests that the things we view as structural objects to Creation, e.g. light, water, plants, animals, […]