Theological Interpretation of Scripture and Biblical Criticism: Brevard Childs and Julius Wellhausen
Get free access to Collin Cornell's article “A Sharp Break: Childs, Wellhausen, and Theo-referentiality”, in Harvard Theological Review until 20th June 2019
Brevard Childs and Julius Wellhausen are two of my intellectual heroes. But they do not get along—so to speak.
On the one hand, I have taken encouragement from Childs. A biblical theologian of the twentieth century, Childs is best known for his “canonical approach” to reading scripture. This interpretive program is at once critical and confessional