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Re-Thinking 'Eyewitness' in the Light of 'Servants of the Word' (Luke 1:2)

Collins, John N. (2010) Re-Thinking 'Eyewitness' in the Light of 'Servants of the Word' (Luke 1:2). The Expository Times, 121 (9). pp. 447-452. ISSN 0014-5246


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In June 2009 the Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing went to Richard Bauckham’s 'Jesus and the Eyewitnesses'. A leading criterion for the prize is that the book ‘somehow changes the theological landscape’. In this case that has not happened yet, but heads are turning. To install ‘eyewitness testimony’ in place of form-criticism or the historical-critical method in the process of interpreting a gospel would not only change a century-old theological landscape but would also have a capacity to change the lives of quite a number.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Eyewitnesses, autoptai, hyperetes, logos, historical critical method, Bauckham
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: A - Languages
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 02:35
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2012 02:35
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/935

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