Yesterday, an almost unimaginable disaster befell Jim West’s Zwinglius Redivivus blog. One of his posts was lost. But, now it’s found. In accordance with Holy Scripture (John 10:28) and assisted by almighty Google cache, I am happy to be able to repost it below.
Why What Duane Thinks of the Biblical Studies Carnival Reborn Doesn’t Matter to Me
If I’ve understood him aright, when you boil his wordiness all down to its essence, he simply doesn’t like the theological direction the Carnival has seemed to have taken. He wishes it to remain ‘academic’ biblical studies oriented. To which I respond-
1- the bible is a theological text, not an ancient artifact that can be studied like a dead rat.
2- what atheists want concerning the field of biblical studies matters less to me than an ant matters to an eagle. Atheists stand outside the hermeneutical circle and are utterly bereft of any ability whatsoever to understand either the meaning of the biblical text or the meaning of the text’s theology.