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The Usefulness of Scripture

Essays in Honor of Robert W. Wall

Edited by Daniel Castelo, Sara M. Koenig, and David R. Nienhuis

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288 pages
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2018

The Usefulness of Scripture

Essays in Honor of Robert W. Wall

Edited by Daniel Castelo, Sara M. Koenig, and David R. Nienhuis

Robert Wall began his teaching career at Seattle Pacific University in 1978. Now, forty years later and in celebration of his seventieth birthday, colleagues and former students have gathered to produce this volume in honor of their friend and teacher. The results are sure to delight all of those who have studied under or been friends of Professor Wall.

 

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Robert Wall began his teaching career at Seattle Pacific University in 1978. Now, forty years later and in celebration of his seventieth birthday, colleagues and former students have gathered to produce this volume in honor of their friend and teacher. The results are sure to delight all of those who have studied under or been friends of Professor Wall.

The essays are grouped under two general themes: theology and methodology (with an emphasis on Wesleyan biblical hermeneutics, canonical perspectives, and the implications of these approaches for church life and work) and biblical texts/themes, especially with a view to the relationship of the study of Scripture to the life of the Christian. In both of these areas, the contributions bear in mind Wall’s conviction that academic study and spiritual life need not—in fact, should not—be kept apart.

The contributors to this volume include Frank Anthony Spina, Andrew Knapp, Shannon Nicole Smythe, Daniel Castelo, Anthony B. Robinson, Eugene E. Lemcio, Sara M. Koenig, Jack Levison, Laura C. S. Holmes, John Painter, and Stephen E. Fowl.

Professor Castelo is a Christian theologian who is currently researching and writing in the areas of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit (pneumatology) and Latino/a studies.

Sara M. Koenig is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, Seattle, Washington.

David R. Nienhuis is Professor of New Testament Studies, Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, Seattle, Washington.

Contents

Introductory Matters

List of Contributors

Acknowledgments

Accolades

Introduction

Published Works by Robert W. Wall

Part One: Essays on Theology and Methodology

Israel as a Figure for the Church: The Radical Nature of a Canonical Approach to Christian Scripture (Frank Anthony Spina)

The Role of Historical Criticism in Wesleyan Biblical Hermeneutics (Andrew Knapp)

Reconsidering Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Barth and Goldingay in Conversation (Shannon Nicole Smythe)

Inspiration as Providence (Daniel Castelo)

But As For You: Pastoral Leadership in a Post-Institutional Time (Anthony B. Robinson)

Part Two: Essays on Biblical Texts and Themes

“Son of Man” in Psalm 8, Psalm 79, and Daniel 7: An Exercise in a Contrapuntal Biblical Theology of the Septuagint (Eugene E. Lemcio)

Canonical Complexities of Biblical Balaams (Sara Koenig)

The Spirit in Israel’s Story: An Antidote to Solipsistic Spirituality (Jack Levison)

Transformed Discipleship: A Canonical Reading of Martha and Mary (Laura Sweat Holmes)

The Place of the Johannine Canon within the New Testament Canon (John Painter)

Bound and Unbounded Desire (Stephen E. Fowl)

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