Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Tyndale Article and Other News

Tyndale bulletin has a new article out on Hebrews:

Lee Gatiss. "Grace Tasted Death for All: Thomas Aquinas on Hebrews 2:9." Tyndale Bulletin 63.2 (2012): 217ff.

Here is the synopsis from the website:
"This article examines the biblical interpretation of Thomas Aquinas, which has until recently been relatively neglected amongst the many works of this leading medieval theologian. Looking particularly at ‘by the grace of God Christ tasted death for all’ (Hebrews 2:9), a key phrase which throws up several exegetical and theological puzzles, it concludes that Aquinas’s approach to it is a prime example of medieval commentating both at its best and its worst. It shows how his lack of knowledge of Greek led him astray, notes his neglect of textual criticism, and examines his reliance on tradition, especially the Hebrews commentary of Peter Lombard. It places his use of the theological formula ‘sufficient for all, efficacious for the elect alone’ when expounding the words ‘for all’ into historical context, surveying exegetical discussion of the extent of the atonement from Origen to Gottschalk to John Owen. Aquinas’s use of the scholastic ‘division of the text’ methodology to identify a melodic line centring on this verse’s theme of ‘grace’ within both Hebrews and Paul (the assumed author) is uncovered, along with other interpretative tactics and a reflective piety which jar against the presuppositions of modern academic biblical studies."

In other news: Kevin McCruden emailed me today and informed me of two publications of his that will be coming out sometime next year:

A Body You Have Prepared For Me: The Spirituality of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Liturgical Press)

"The Eloquent Blood of Jesus: The Fidelity of Jesus as a Neglected Theme in Hebrews 12:24." Catholic Biblical Quarterly (July 2013 ?)

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