Käsemann on harmonisation
Ever feel the urge to harmonise apparently contradictory biblical 'voices'? Tempted to level out various New Testament teachings that seem in tension?
Käsemann, ever the polemicist, writes:
'Every simplification which forces the original variety of voices [of the biblical text] into a well trodden path, is sin against the Spirit'!
(from his essay "Justification and salvation-history in Romans" in Pauline Perspectives – my translation from the German original, p. 118)
Honestly, this guy entertains even if he seems a bit nuts sometimes.