Thursday, March 27, 2014

Douglas Campbell video in the Eerdmans Author Interview Series

In which Douglas speaks in accessible language about the import of his reading of Paul. Great stuff! This is a gospel I find satisfying, challenging, liberating and exciting.


At 3/27/2014 9:31 PM, Anonymous Kevin Davis said...

This is so insightful, thanks for alerting us to it! I do not know how far I can go with Campbell, but I (shamefully) have not spent the requisite time with his work to make any serious judgments. What I like is what resonates with Barth (and I just finished reading IV.1), especially Campbell's statements about "moralizing constructions" versus "starting the story with God," not reading Romans 1-3 as "a philosophical demonstration" of God, as if "reading the cosmos" -- therefore not grounding God "in the processes of our discovery or self-discovery." All of that could come straight from Barth (sorry if I am overly Barth-centric, but he is the theologian that I know best, by far).

And his concerns about conditionality in justification resonate with Calvin as well (and I recently finished reading Institutes III as well, so it's fresh on my mind).

At 3/27/2014 9:38 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Basically you have captured the heart of DC right there! He is a Barthian reader of Paul, but hopefully in a way which helps us all better understand the text via in-depth exegesis. Tremendously exciting stuff. Simply put: He's ahead of other scholars working in this field, whatever the naysayers shout


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