Category Archives: Theological Exegesis

The ‘Good’ of Tradition; The Impossibility of Reading Scripture Without Theology

What I realized in seminary while immersed in historical theology and new testament studies was that doing theological exegesis and engaging with the tradition of the church is an inescapable reality; even for those who claim to be doing otherwise. … Continue reading

Posted in Hermeneutics, Stephen Holmes, Theological Exegesis

How solo Scriptura is Demonic: Conditional Immortality, Annihilationism, and a Defense of After Barth Theological Exegesis

In this post I want to respond to a comment made in my previous post from a reader named, Phil Lueck. My last post was going to simply serve as an introduction to a larger post I had intended on … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Hermeneutics, T. F. Torrance, Theological Exegesis | 8 Comments

Reading Scripture with Calvin and the Inevitability of Theological Exegesis for All

The following is a post I wrote many years ago now; it’s rather short and to the point, but it’s about a very important thing that continues to remain a problem for many a Christian. It can be a very … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Gordon, Hermeneutics, John Calvin, Theological Exegesis | 1 Comment

The Christology of Leo’s Tome, The Chalcedonian Settlement, and Miscellaneous Thoughts on Church Trad and Biblical Interpretation

I wanted to share J.N.D. Kelly’s summarizing of the theses presented in Pope Leo I’s Tome. The writings which helped contribute to what became known as the Chalcedonian settlement which occurred at the Council of Chalcedon in 451ad. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Interpretation, Christology, Hermeneutics, J. N. D. Kelly, Patristic, Patristic Theology, Theological Exegesis, Tradition | 2 Comments

The Quingentesimus of the Protestant Reformation and the Analogia Lutherano in Christ Concentrated Biblical Exegesis

As I announced on FaceBook a week or so ago, given that we are in the year that leads to the Quingentesimus, or 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (i.e. October 31st, 1517), I have decided, in celebration, to devote … Continue reading

Posted in Alister McGrath, Barth, Hermeneutics, Historical Theology, Martin Luther, Reformation, Reformed Theology, T. F. Torrance, Theological Exegesis, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas F. Torrance, Thomism | 1 Comment

‘First Adam’ ‘Second Adam’: And Barth’s Canon within the ‘Canon’

I was just reading Everett F. Harrison’s commentary on Romans in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary; in particular I was reading his coverage of Romans 5:12-14, I was motivated to look over some commentaries I have on hand because of the discussion surrounding … Continue reading

Posted in Barth, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics, Theological Exegesis | 1 Comment

John Calvin and Theological Exegesis

Randall Zachman makes a great point in highlighting Calvin’s understanding of the relationship between Biblical exegesis/interpretation and “Sound theology”/dogma: . . . The Institutes and the commentaries are intended by Calvin to open access to Scripture for future pastors, whereas … Continue reading

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We All Do Theological Exegesis, and Trinitarian Exegesis, Or It Isn’t ‘Christian’ Exegesis

Something that the whole movement being spawned by N.T. Wright and company is failing to emphasize (and in fact is undercutting) is the reality that theology has in biblical exegesis. As Christian interpreters, we do so from a certain vantage … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics, Theological Exegesis | 6 Comments

‘From’ Christ, not ‘For’ Christ: “Why don’t you have a category for obedience?”

I have lots of people email (instead of comment) me about my various posts here at the blog. Recently I received an email from someone who wondered why I didn’t have a category (in my categories for the blog) designated … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Analogy of Faith, Christian Dogmatics, Christian Spirituality, Christology, Devotion, Doctrine of God, Doctrine Of Sin, Ethics, Evangelical Calvinism, Grace, Hermeneutics, Historical Christianity, Historical Theology, Kim Riddlebarger, Pneumatology, Predestination, Reformed Theology, Salvation, Soteriology, Systematic Theology, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology, Theological Exegesis, Theology Of The Cross, Thomas F. Torrance, Tradition, Trinity, Vicarious, Vicarious Humanity, White Horse Inn | 20 Comments

Pastor Chuck Smith, a Paradigm: Engaging Bible Teachers Critically, From the Bible

I grew up as the son of a Conservative Baptist preacher-man. I came to Christ at an early age; I walked with Christ for many years from an early age. After graduation from high school (1992 … oh my!) I … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Theology, Chuck Smith, Hermeneutics, Theological Exegesis, Tradition | 11 Comments