Date: Sat Feb 10 1996 - 02:09:16 EST
Thanks also, Carl. I agree. Assuming a confessional stance of inspiration,
I believe that God adapted his inspiring activity to the outlook,
temperament, culture, and literary styles of each writer, to bring out the
message God wanted to say. The Spirit's inspiring activity is thus exercised
in, through, and by means of the writer's own activity so that their thinking
and writing was both free and spontaneous on their part and divinely brought
out and guided with the result that what they wrote was not only their own
work, but also God's work (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21). I also believe that my
critical research still supports this confessional stance.
Concerning Jewish Wisdom and Christian incarnation, a great book that
developes this connection with helpful bibliography is Larry Hurtado, ONE
GOD, ONE LORD: EARLY CHRISTIAN DEVOTION AND ANCIENT JEWISH MONOTHEISM
(Fortress Press, 1988).
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